A noodle inspired dish made with zucchini noodles and juicy chicken breast. This Zucchini Chicken “Lo Mein” will satisfy your pasta and take-out cravings! – ProjectMealPlan.com
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon your choice barbecue sauce (we like Sriracha/spicy flavors)
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional for thickening)
- salt/pepper to taste
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
- 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced into strips
- 2 large zucchinis, spiralized and pat dry
- chopped green onions, for garnish
- Combine soy sauce, barbecue sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir together until well mixed. This step can be done while the chicken is cooking.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat, and add chicken when hot. Sprinkle salt/pepper to your taste. Cook for 12-15 minutes (flipping halfway) or until browned and cooked through (internal temperature 165 degrees). Remove from pan and set aside.
- In the same pan the chicken was cooked, add 1 tablespoon oil, followed by red pepper, onion and celery. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add spiralized zucchini to celery and pepper mixture. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Return the chicken to the pan, along with soy sauce mixture. Stir until chicken and vegetables are evenly distributed and covered with sauce. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until sauce has thickened and zucchini noodles are tender.
- Top with chopped green onions, Sriracha or sesame seeds for garnish. Serve.
To save a bit of time, feel free to chop veggies while the chicken is cooking. When making recipes for the first time, I find it’s much less stressful if everything is ready to go before the heat is on.
This recipe does not freeze well! Nobody likes mushy thawed zucchini noodles.
This recipe works best as a one-evening wonder meal to replace your pasta and take-out cravings.
Recipe adapted from Andie Mitchell – Easy Healthy Chicken Lo Mein Under 250 Calories.
- Serving Size: 1/4 of dish
- Calories: 373
- Fat: 24.8g
- Carbohydrates: 10.8g
- Protein: 27g