One of the biggest struggles I had in transitioning to the Paleo diet was figuring out what to serve meals ON…. rice, pasta, quinoa… they are all illegal in the Paleo world. So needless to say, I was pumped when I discovered I could have my same favorite meals by simply replacing grain noodles with veggie noodles.
This recipe does just that. With spiralized zucchini strips, shredded carrots, and slices of sweet bell peppers, paired with a special, mouth watering peanut sauce (that doesn’t actually include peanuts because they aren’t paleo!), this recipe is both delicious and incredibly healthy.
Sometimes, when you start replacing ingredients in the name of Paleo, recipes get a little…disappointing, to say the least. That certainly wasn’t the case with this one! Even Theron, who isn’t the biggest veggie guy in the world, served himself seconds… and then thirds. So much for leftovers 😉
And the best part about this recipe??? It only takes 30 minutes to whip up. So for you busy families out there, bookmark this one somewhere. It’s easy and healthy. Enjoy!
- 1 lb chicken breasts, in strips
- 4 Tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
- Sea Salt
- 2 zucchinis, spiralized or in strips
- 1 handful of carrots, shredded
- 2 orange or yellow bell peppers, sliced
- sesame seeds
- 2-3 dates
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 1/4 cup sunflower butter or coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- 4 Tbsp liquid aminos or coconut aminos
- 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
- Sea Salt
- Red pepper flakes
- Submerge dates in water and microwave for 1-2 minutes. Let sit to soften.
- Mix together all other sauce ingredients. Include sea salt and red pepper flakes according to your preference. Set mixture aside.
- Prepare all veggies (spiralize, shred, slice).
- Using 2 Tbsp of olive or coconut oil, cook chicken tenders over medium heat. Mix constantly with a spatula until chicken is cooked through.
- Add veggie mixture to chicken with the additional 2 Tbsp of olive or coconut oil. Toss for 3-4 minutes until veggies are warm and soft.
- Return to soaking dates, empty water, and smash into a paste. Add date paste to sauce, and mix well.
- Stir sauce in with chicken and veggie mixture.
- Top with sesame seeds and serve!
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