Gourmet Chicken Zoodles
A quick and easy recipe for “fancy” Gourmet Chicken “Ramen” Zoodles - 8 Ingredients. 30 Minutes. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 4 large zucchini (spiralized into noodles. should yield at least 6 cups of raw zoodles.)
- 1 yellow onion (sliced very thinly. use a mandolin if you have one.)
- 6 deboned chicken thighs (we seasoned ours well with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, thyme and coriander - doesn’t need to be exact and you can use whichever spices you like).
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (roughly chopped)
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 tsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce if you don’t mind it)
- 2 tbsp sweet and sour sauce (complaint to your specific diet)
- 1/4 cup peanuts (roughly chopped)
Salt the zoodles and let sit in a strainer for 15-20 minutes. Then gently squeeze as much water out as possible without damaging the noodles.
Cook the deboned chicken thighs for approximately 2-3 minutes per side until they have crisped up on the outside. Use two forks to shred the chicken. Cover to keep warm and set aside.
In the same pan, sauté the onions in a little bit of oil until they start to carmelize. Then add the sesame oil and 1 tsp coconut aminos and cook for a few minutes longer. This takes approximately 10-15 minutes total.
Add the zoodles and mix until combined.
Add the rest of the soy sauce as well as the sweet and sour sauce and stir until well well combined. At this point, I would do a taste test and add more or salt to your personal taste.
While the zoodles warm up, I let a non-stick pan heat up and fry the eggs in a little bit of oil.
Once the eggs are finished, it’s time to serve: Divide the noodles intoo bowls.
Top with the chicken and a bit of fresh cilantro.
Serve with a sunny side up egg on top and a some chopped peanuts.
1. Salting the zoodles before cooking is an important step to draw out a lot of the moisture in the zucchini. This ensure that the dish’s sauce is more “sticky”, and less watery.
2. This Paleo Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe from iheartumami has a great healthier sweet and sour sauce recipe in the recipe card. See it HERE.
3. Check out this guide for making the perfect fried egg.
Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 325mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 1105mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 738IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3mg