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Recipe: Thai Cashew Chicken Zoodles

January 9, 2017 in Easy Recipes, I Adore What I Love

Recipe: Thai Cashew Chicken Zoodles

January 9, 2017 in Easy Recipes, I Adore What I Love >/div>
I Adore What I Love Blog // Recipe: Thai Cashew Chicken Zoodles // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Love Blog // Recipe: Thai Cashew Chicken Zoodles // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

Well hello friends! Happy New Year!! I miss you! Oh so much! And I’m sure you want me to touch on that one time when I fell off the face of the Earth {again}, but I’ll save that for a later post, ok?!  I am still on this Earth, don’t worry, and in fact, I am bringing another life into this world come early March! My husband, myself, and Brody are SO excited about becoming a family of four and I really do want to tell you all about it but right now I I’m going to stay on topic and and tell you all about the recipe I made for dinner last week and posted the photo of to my instagram. It was SO good and between all my social media networks, I got a bunch of requests for the recipe. Not surprised! Because first of all, it’s the easiest EVER and second of all, it’s a crowd pleaser for ALL. 

I Adore What I Love Blog // Recipe: Thai Cashew Chicken Zoodles // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

Before I go on, I must thank my cousin Jay for being such a great sport and allowing me to steal the gift he chose at our annual family “white elephant” party {as if he had a choice though, ha!} AND I have to thank all my other family members for not stealing it from me!!!!!! What was this gift in question, you ask? Non-other than the famous Veggetti Pro! How have I ever lived life without one of these before?!?! It’s a serious game-changer you guys! You can get it via Amazon Prime in two days and it’s only $19! WORTH IT. For those of you who are wondering what the heck a Veggetti Pro is, it’s a veggie spiralizer that easily allows you to turn your vegetables into noodles! Well, they aren’t noodles in the traditional sense, but they mimic the look of noodles – most commonly the spaghetti variety – and provide a healthy twist to the carb-heavy pasta that you’re used to eating. Like I said, it’s a GAME CHANGER and especially with all those new years resolutions to stay fit and eat healthier, this is the perfect tool to help you achieve your goal =) Go order it asap because you’ll need it for this healthy, yet more importantly, delicious recipe!

I Adore What I Love Blog // Recipe: Thai Cashew Chicken Zoodles // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Love Blog // Recipe: Thai Cashew Chicken Zoodles // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Love Blog // Recipe: Thai Cashew Chicken Zoodles // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Love Blog // Recipe: Thai Cashew Chicken Zoodles // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

Thai Cashew Chicken Zoodles
Serves 3
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Ingredients
  1. 2 chicken breasts
  2. 3 zucchini
  3. 1 cup unsalted, raw cashews
  4. 1 tbsp kosher salt
  5. 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  6. 1 cup Annie Chun's Gluten Free Thai Peanut Sauce {more or less, to taste} - OR any peanut sauce to your liking, homemade or from a bottle!
Instructions
  1. Bring a saucepan with 1/2 full of water to a boil.
  2. Add your kosher salt into the boiling water.
  3. Add in your raw chicken breasts, then cover the pot and take it off the heat.
  4. Let sit for 20 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked and very tender. {If the chicken is still pink, put it back in and let it sit in the hot water covered saucepan for a few more minutes}
  5. While you are waiting for your chicken, whip out your Veggetti Pro, and using the thick spiral blade, start spiralizing all three of your zucchini.
  6. Once you have all your zoodles on a plate, cut them randomly so they are easier to work with and aren't so long.
  7. When your chicken is tender, take it out of the water and let it rest for a few minutes. Again, first make sure it is no longer pink prior to resting.
  8. Either shred your chicken by hand {one way to do this is by using two forks - this is what I did} OR I've heard you can take a hand mixer to the chicken and it works just as well. If you decide to try the latter, dump out all the water in your saucepan, put your chicken back in the pan, and run your hand mixer over it until fully shredded.
  9. Now place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add in your cashews - make sure they fit in a single layer. Top with the EVOO. Stir them often and roast them until they are a light brown color, about 3-5 minutes.
  10. Add in all your zucchini noodles {or zoodles as I like to call them!} to the skillet and cook, while stirring often, for about 3-5 minutes or until they become al dente in texture. Turn heat to low.
  11. Add the shredded chicken to your cashew and zoodle mixture on the stovetop and then add in your thai peanut sauce.
  12. Mix, mix, mix!
  13. Divide into 3-4 portions and serve immediately! Enjoy!
A few things
  1. *Annie Chun's Gluten Free Thai Peanut Sauce definitely has a kick to it. I typically do not enjoy spicy food but I do LOVE this peanut sauce!
  2. *If you make this and shred the chicken with your hand mixer, let me know how it goes!!! I've never done it but have heard great things and that it really works!
  3. *If you're rushed for time, feel free to boil your chicken and shred it in advance, as well as spiralize your zucchini in advance. Place the chicken and zoodles in the refrigerator and then cook everything over the stovetop later... which will take you not even 10 minutes to do.
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Seriously you guys, my husband said it was one of the best dishes I’ve ever made! And he wants me to make it once a week, at least {his words, not mine}. I told him that I would gladly oblige especially since how easy it is to whip up!

You MUST make this easy and delish Thai Cashew Chicken #Zoodle Dish! It's a winner! Click To Tweet

And now that I’m the proud owner of a Veggetti Pro, PLEASE tell me your favorite ways to use your spiralizer in the comments section of this post!! Thanks in advance!

10 Comments

  • Nicole Miller January 10, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Welcome back, girl!! This looks amazing :)

    • Dana Ivy January 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Ahhh thanks lady!! Miss you! And if you give this a try, let me know! We love it! Xox

  • A.Antovska January 14, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    So amazing food you have here.

  • nikkibstyles January 16, 2017 at 9:59 am

    My zoodle make is probably my favourite kitchen investment I have every made. As an Italian I love my noodles, and now I get them without the gulit!! Xx

    Nikki | http://www.nikkibstyles.com/all-posts/riviera-maya-mexico

  • Jessica January 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    My zoodle is my favorite thing in my kitchen!! This recipe looks great!!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  • MissLuluPearl January 26, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I am so so happy you are back, I’ve missed your posts! <3 This recipe looks delicious, we are in need of a healthy dinner and we're gonna give this one a try!! Thanks for sharing! :)

    xoxo,
    Amanda
    misslulupearlblog.blogspot.com

  • Sana February 8, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    A march baby!!! So excited for you! I am a fellow March baby myself :) Also, I am all about the zoodles these days!!! http://www.supersana.com

  • Yasmin Hussein February 21, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Congratulations on the recent edition to your family! I love peanut butter sauce and will try this healthy dinner soon!

    xo,

    I AM YASMIN

  • The Editors Notebook March 9, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    This looks sooo amazing. Have a zoodleizer, and it is really fun to use, love experimenting with different sauces!
    City Style and Living: The Editors Notebook | Instagram

  • Suzhou Dress July 14, 2017 at 2:01 am
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