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Lemon Chicken Zoodle Bowls

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Don’t know what to make for dinner tonight? Try these Lemon Chicken Zoodle Bowls! I love that these are so filling and low in carbs. You can choose to spiral the zucchini into zoodles yourself or buy them already pre-made in the store. I like to make fresh zoodles using the Paderno Spiralizer. It’s easy to use, inexpensive and mounts to your counter.

If you haven’t tried zoodles you’re missing out. I was skeptical at first but then couldn’t believe how good they tasted. They’re a great swap in place of pasta and full of flavor when you season them. This dinner idea comes in under 30 minutes which is great for busy nights. 

Lemon Chicken Zoodle Bowls

Yields: 4 servings

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Ingredients

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken
¼ cup chicken broth
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 large zucchini, spiralized
Himalayan pink salt and black pepper to taste
Toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Directions

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Add chicken broth, lemon juice, honey, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, cornstarch, ground ginger and minced garlic to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

how-to-spiral-zucchiniCut off the ends of each zucchini and run through spiralizer with ⅛ inch spacing blade to create zoodles. Use kitchen scissors to cut them into 10-12 inch pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place zoodles in a colander over the sink and allow them to drain while preparing the next step.
Chop chicken into bite sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper.

cooking-chicken-in-a-panPlace two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the bite sized chicken pieces and cook through, about 5-6 minutes, tossing as needed. Add the honey lemon sauce and stir to coat the chicken. Turn up the heat to bring sauce to a boil. Once the sauce begins to boil, turn off the heat and set it aside.
Use paper towels to squeeze out any extra moisture from the zoodles.

zoodles-from-zucchiniPlace one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the zoodles. Use pasta tongs to toss the zoodles occasionally while cooking for 5-6 minutes, until al dente. Turn off the heat.

How-to-make-Lemon-Chicken-Zoodle-BowlsServe lemon chicken over a bed of zoodles. Be sure to spoon on extra sauce to allow the zoodles to soak up the flavor. Sprinkle on toasted sesame seeds and serve.

How to Make Lemon Chicken Zoodle Bowls

Lemon Chicken Zoodle Bowls

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large zucchini, spiralized
  • Himalayan pink salt and black pepper to taste
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add chicken broth, lemon juice, honey, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, cornstarch, ground ginger and minced garlic to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Cut off the ends of each zucchini and run through spiralizer with ⅛ inch spacing blade to create zoodles. Use kitchen scissors to cut them into 10-12 inch pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place zoodles in a colander over the sink to allow them to drain while preparing next step.
  3. Chop chicken into bite sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the bite sized chicken pieces and cook through, about 5-6 minutes, tossing as needed. Add the honey lemon sauce and stir to coat the chicken. Turn up the heat to bring sauce to a boil. Once sauce begins to boil, turn off the heat and set aside.
  5. Use paper towels to squeeze out any extra moisture from the zoodles.
  6. Place one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the zoodles. Use pasta tongs to toss the zoodles occasionally while cooking for 5-6 minutes, until al dente. Turn off the heat.
  7. Serve lemon chicken over a bed of zoodles. Be sure to spoon on extra sauce to allow the zoodles to soak up the flavor. Sprinkle on toasted sesame seeds and serve.

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Can you freeze zoodles?

I would suggest not to freeze zoodles because they can get slimy and probably would not taste good when you thaw them out. Making zoodles is easy and takes no time at all so make fresh on the spot for better tasting.

Can you microwave zoodles? 

Yes, you can. Put the zoodles in a microwave safe dish bowl with a teaspoon of water cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. 

Can you eat zoodles raw?

Zoodles are made out of zucchini therefore you can eat them raw or cooked.