time to check some boxes!
From time to time, you stumble on such a delicious way to prepare an old standard that you can hardly believe it. To explain, I am back to ranting and raving about zoodles!! I can’t seem to get enough of them these days. They check all my boxes for warm and cozy. Especially the healthy and good for you boxes!! The sauce, or topping of your choice blends beautifully with the warm zoodle noodles. Add a little protein if you want to, but it doesn’t really need it as far as I am concerned. With this in mind, I present to you my warm and delicious peanut chili sauce.
time to zoodle your zucchini noodles!
The first step to this addicting and tasty and tasty dish is to zoodle away until you have a big bowl of zucchini noodles. I like the medium sized noodles, but any size will do. If your zucchini is very fresh, it will need to be drained while you are whipping up the sauce. I like to put the zoodles in a big colander, and then place that over a big bowl to drain any extra liquid. If you want to add some grilled chicken breasts to the recipe, this is the time to cook them and set aside.
go grab the peanut butter…
Meanwhile, it is time to make your sauce! Grab a bowl and mix together the peanut butter, sweet chili sauce and paste, and the rest of the of the ingredients. It is just that easy! The next step is to transfer the zoodle noodles to a large saute pan and warm them up. Add the sauce and chicken, and you are almost to the finish line. Mix the sauce between the chicken and vegetables, and suddenly you have a scrumptious new favorite dinner.
Sprinkle some freshly chopped peanuts and cilantro on the top and get ready for the compliments! The warm and spicy peanut sauce is the most enticing match for the zoodle noodles, veggies, and chicken. This combined with the first bite of crunchy from the peanuts elevates everything to the next level. A little squeeze of fresh lime will wake up your taste buds to prepare them for the creamy and spicy sauce. I know that this recipe will be on repeat at your house once you try it! It is so easy to whip together, I predict that you will completely forget about take out!Print
zoodles with a warm peanut and chili sauce
warm zoodles with peppers and peapods and the most delicious peanut chili sauce! Your first bite will be crunchy with crushed peanuts, juicy with a fresh squeeze of lime, and fresh with a sprig of cilantro! You will be wanting seconds with this one!
- Prep Time: 30
- Cook Time: 10-15 minutes (not counting chicken)
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: main dish
- Method: cook top
Cooked or grilled chicken of your choice – 2-3 breasts or run to the store and grab a rotisserie!
8 zucchini zoodled into noodles – I like to use the medium size if available
2 big red/orange peppers cut into strips
2–3 TB olive oil for sauteing the veggies
1 pound of sugar snaps – cut in half
1 TB rice vinegar
1 TB white balsamic vinegar
2 TB fish sauce
Grated zest and juice from 1 lime
4 TB sweet chili sauce
2 TB chili paste
3/4 cup peanut butter
2–3 TB freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
1 TB soy sauce
2 TB orange juice (I like orange peach mango juice if available)
Additional cilantro chopped
Freshly chopped/crushed peanuts
Cook chicken and cut into strips/chunks and set aside. Alternatively you may use a rotisserie chicken
Zoodle your noodles! I like the medium setting if you have a choice. If the zucchini is very fresh, you may want to drain in a colander over a big bowl.
Chop the peppers and peapods
Make the sauce:
Combine sauce ingredients in a medium sized bowl and set aside
Prepare toppings and set aside
Heat a large saute pan to on medium heat
Pour 2-3 TB olive oil in pan
Add the zucchini zoodles and saute for a 1-2 minutes
Add peppers and peapods and saute for another 1-2 minutes
Pour prepared sauce in pan and incorporate into the veggies for 1-2 minutes
Add chicken and heat to serving temperature
Empty pan on to serving platter and garnish with topping ingredients
Keywords: zoodles, peppers, peapods, peanut sauce, chili, cilantro