Today marks Day 19 of my Whole 30. I have ELEVEN days left. It really has flown by, once I decided to embrace it. I think my favorite thing during this challenge has been finding ways to make my fave dishes Whole 30 compliant. Once you stop thinking about the restrictions in this way of eating, things become way easier.
I love Chinese food, you guys. I have always been a fan of fried rice, sweet and sour chicken, and all the lo-meins. I’ve made a lightened up Crockpot Sesame Chicken, and cauli-rice, and so I thought I’d try my hand at a lo-mein made from zoodles today.
Do these noodles o’ zucchini taste like legit lo mein from your favorite Chinese take-out? Nope. I’m sorry, I don’t want you to be fooled. But these zoodles are a pretty flavorful substitute anyway. The secret is the homemade sauce, and chicken thighs.
I love chicken breast, but personally think after a day they taste a little dry (since it’s just the two of us, we always have leftovers), and so for my lo mein recipe, I prefer boneless, skinless, chicken thighs. Chicken thighs have more fat, and add more flavor to this dish.
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 4 tbsp coconut aminos, or soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp arrowroot powder, or cornstarch
- 2 medium zucchini, washed with ends trimmed
- 8 oz skinless, boneless chicken thighs or breast, diced
- 2 tbsp cooking oil of choice
- 1 8 oz bag of your favorite stir-fry veggies
- 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- kosher salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- combine the chicken broth, coconut aminos, rice wine vinegar and 2 tablespoons of water. Add arrowroot and whisk together until smooth.
- Using a spiralizer, cut the zucchini into long noodle-like strips.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a large nonstick pan over high heat. Once hot, add 1 tbsp of the oil and chicken. Cook until browned on both sides and white throughout, 2 - 3 minutes. Set aside.
- Add the remaining oil, stir-fry veggies, ginger and garlic. Cook until crisp, 2 - 3 minutes. Set aside with the chicken.
- Pour the sauce mixture into the empty pan and cook, stirring often, until thickened and bubbling, 1 - 2 minutes.
- Add the zucchini noodles to the sauce, mixing so the zucchini is covered in sauce, and cook until the zucchini is tender, should only take 1-2 minutes.
- Add chicken and veggies back to pan with thickened sauce. Mix well, and enjoy!
See what other Asian inspired dishes we’re sharing today for Sunday Supper!
- Baked Turkey Lumpia – Filipino Eggroll by Food Done Light
- Crab Ragoon by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Fried Rice by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Homemade Sushi by The Freshman Cook
- Mango Pudding by Brunch with Joy
- Shrimp Rangoon Egg Rolls with Honey-Soy Dipping Sauce by The Weekend Gourmet
- Thai Style Sliders by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Venison Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Asam Laksa by Caroline’s Cooking
- Bacon Miso Ramen by The Crumby Cupcake
- Bok Choy Gai See Tong (Bok Choy and Shredded Chicken Soup) by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pork Prawn Wonton Soup by Food Lust People Love
- Asian Beef and Green Bean Stir-Fry by Family Foodie
- Banh Mi Hot Dog by Life Tastes Good
- Beef Lo Mein by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Cheese Korokke by Manu’s Menu
- Chicken Zoodle “Lo Mein” by Casa de Crews
- Easy Chow Mein by Momma’s Meals
- Ginger-Citrus Grilled Salmon by Palatable Pastime
- Grilled Pork Báhn Mì by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Grilled Tandoori Chicken by Cooking Chat
- Hoisin Burgers with Peanut Slaw by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Ojingeo Bokkeum (Korean Spicy Stir-fried Squid) by kimchi MOM
- Oven Simmered Asian BBQ Chicken by What Smells So Good?
- Pad Thai by Curious Cuisiniere
- Seven Flavor Precious Chicken by Nosh My Way
- Sri Lankan Vegetable Curry by Panning The Globe
- Thai Chicken by Feeding Big
- Vietnamese Flank Steak by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
On the Lighter Side
- Copy Cat: CPK Thai Salad by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Crispy Asian Noodle Salad by Ruffles & Truffles
- Nam Sod (Thai Pork Salad) by Magnolia Days
- Soba Noodle Salad by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Best Wines To Pair with Asian Cuisine by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Oodles of Noodles
- Asian Noodle Types and 36 Best Asian Recipes by SundaySupper
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