Sunday, January 11, 2015

Zoodle Stir Fry with Chicken and Vegetables (Using the Veggetti)

  • zoodles AKA zucchini noodles
Yesterday I made  Zoodles with Meat Sauce and it was out of this world delicious! I was the only one who ate the zoodles in my house so there were plenty of leftovers. I'm never one to let food go to waste so I made them again tonight. I spiralized a few zucchini, sautéed the amount I needed and put the extra raw zoodles in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. It kept really well until the next day. I'm still on my veggie kick so with my leftover raw zoodles I decided to make Zoodle Stir Fry with Chicken and Vegetables. I'm actually starting to get pretty creative with my Veggetti! Dave asked what my inspiration was for dinner tonight and I told him Wegmans. He looked at me with an odd look. I explained that I was at Wegmens and passed by their stir fry area and it looked and smelled so good. I knew dinner would include the zoodles so I thought that would be a great substitute for the rice or rice noodles. The ironic thing is when I was pursuing the produce isle for the stir fry veggies, I noticed that Wegmans sells zoodles now. It's in their prepared section. So if you are debating whether or not to get a Veggetti, or wondering how they taste or if you'll like them, just buy the prepared zoodles from Wegmans and give it a go. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

The Zoodle Stir Fry that I made was delicious. We, I mean I should say I, didn't miss the rice and thought the zucchini was an amazing substitute. Dave thought it was great but I could tell he would have preferred rice. For the veggies I used broccholi, carrots, red pepper, bean sprouts and baby corn. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can really use any vegetables in your stir fry. Use what you have on hand or whatever you are in the mood for. You could also use any protein...steak or shrimp would be an excellent choice. Or keep it vegetarian. Or simply eat the zoodles alone with sesame oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds. That was delicious all by itself. Whatever veggies or protein you decide to use in this stir fry you'll feel good knowing you're eating healthy.

If you are making zoodles for the first time or the 10th time, this is a recipe that will surely please your palate. Salute to zoodle stir fry with chicken and vegetables and eating healthy!

Heat sesame oil in a wok over medium-high heat
Saute chicken strips
Satueeing Veggies
The boys enjoy eating them raw and love the long the strands
Zoodles with soy sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds
Veggies plated, delicious and colorful!
Healthy and low carb

Zoodle Stir Fry with Chicken and Vegetables (Click to print recipe)

Prep and cook time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

  • 4 zucchini - spiraled using the Veggetti
  • 2 tb soy sauce
  • 1 tb sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1 pound chicken cutlets cut into strips
  • 2 crowns of broccoli cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup of sliced carrots
  • 1 cup of bean spouts
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1 can baby whole corn (In asian section of supermarket)
  • 1 1/2 cups of stir fry sauce (I used Wegmans brand garlic and sesame stir fry sauce)
In a wok of large sauté pan, heat 1/4 cup of sesame oil over medium to high heat. Add chicken strips and cook until lightly browned about 3 minutes per side. Set chicken aside on a plate when done. Using the oil from chicken add vegetables that take longer to cook first, so add the carrots and broccoli and cook until al dente. Add 1/4 cup of water and continue to cook, continually stirring until water is evaporated and vegetables are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Now add pepper, bean sprouts and corn and cook for 5 minutes. Now add chicken and stir fry sauce and reduce to low heat. Meanwhile, sauté the zoodles in a pan over medium heat with a little sesame oil. Add soy sauce and sesame seeds. Cook for 3-5 minutes. There may be some excess water, simply drain. To serve: in a bowl add zoodles and top with chicken and vegetable stir fry.

Food Impressions:

Dave: "This is really good." I think he really liked this meal and although he didn't admit it, I think he would have preferred rice.

Andrea: Awesome, delicious, and so healthy! It was easy to make. And the zoodles were really good with a little sesame oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds…I could have just eaten that!

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