Sesame Chicken Zucchini Chow Mein
How to make Sesame Chicken Zucchini Chow Mein.
- 3 medium zucchini, washed and end cut off
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 2 carrots, sliced into matchsticks
- 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil (plus more for sauce, below)
- For the sauce:
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 tablespoon arrowroot powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon raw honey, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- Cut zucchini into noodles - this can be done by hand, using a spiralizer, vegetable peeler, or mandolin.
- Heat 1/2 tablespoon. sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken and cook until well-browned, about 4-6 minutes per side. Allow to cool and then dice into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce until combined. Set aside.
- Add the ginger, red and yellow peppers, carrots, garlic, and yellow onion, and cook for about 4-6 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add zucchini noodles and chicken back to the pan. Add the sauce and pour over noodles, tossing to make sure everything is coated.
- Cook until sauce thickens and zucchini noodles are just tender, about 1-2 minutes.
- Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.