Monday, March 20, 2017

Teriyaki Chicken Zoodles

2 medium pieces boneless, skinless, chicken cut into strips
Salt and black pepper, to taste
½ cup pineapple chunks
4-5 medium zucchini zoodles

1/3 cup water (plus more if too watery)
1/3 cup soy
4 Tbsp. honey
4 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp. grated ginger
2 Tbsp.
Salt, black pepper and red chili flakes to taste, optional
Sesame seeds, optional

In a medium bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients.  In a large bowl, combine chicken with salt, pepper and drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of sauce over the chicken. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

Heat 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a large skillet / sauté pan on medium. Add chicken and cook until lightly brown, about 1-2 minutes. Add in the pineapple chunks and cook for another 2 minutes, until slightly softened. Pour in sauce and turn heat to high. Allow sauce to bubble and thicken while stirring, about 1-2 minutes (add more water if necessary). Add seasonings.

Add zoodles into pan and use tongs to toss and coat with sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes until zucchini is just tender but still firm. Be careful not to overcook.

Remove from heat and drizzle extra sauce in pan over chicken and serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds if desired.

*do not cook zoodles for longer than 2 minutes or else noodles will get too soft and mushy. You can also serve the chicken over raw zoodles if desired.

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