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Teriyaki Chicken Zoodles Bowl (Paleo + Whole30)

Here is a healthier teriyaki recipe, sweetened with maple syrup and paired with zoodles. Enjoy this Paleo and Whole30 Teriyaki Chicken Zoodles Bowl! You'll enjoy the colors and flavors!  

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author J+E | Real Simple Good

Ingredients

For the stir-fry:

  • 3 medium zucchini, spiralized into noodles
  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • 2 bell peppers, top and seeds removed and sliced into thin strips
  • 6 green onions, sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cashews, chopped (optional garnish)
  • Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Seasoning (optional garnish)

For the teriyaki sauce:

  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or 2-3 dates)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated on a microplane
  • 1/2 tsp arrowroot flour (or sub tapioca or cassava flour)

Instructions

  1. First, turn zucchini into noodles using a spiralizer and set aside.
  2. Cut up chicken, bell peppers and green onions and set aside.
  3. Make teriyaki sauce by whisking coconut aminos, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger and flour in a small jar or bowl. If you use dates, combine all the sauce ingredients in a high powered blender and mix until dates are pulverized. 

  4. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tbsp avocado oil. Once hot, add in chicken to cook until browned and cooked through, about 7-8 minutes.
  5. Add in the peppers, onions and sauce and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes, until the veggies begin to soften or are cooked to your desired state.

  6. After you add the peppers and onions, heat a separate pan over medium heat and add in 1 tbsp avocado oil.
  7. Add the zucchini noodles to the pan and a large pinch of salt. Cook the noodles, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes until warmed.
  8. Remove everything from heat and serve chicken and veggies over the zucchini noodles.