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Great healthy version of Pad Thai, with an additional chicken option.

Serves: 4

Prep time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 10-12 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs, thinly sliced (or omit)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 medium zucchini, spiralled
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 sticks celery, finely sliced
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 2 eggs (optional)

SAUCE

  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce (or gluten free soy)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 long red chilli, finely sliced
  • juice of 1/2 lime

GARNISH

  • coriander leaves, finely chopped

Method

  • Place all sauce ingredients into blender and blend for 20-30 seconds. Set aside.
  • Into large pan, add half the coconut oil and heat medium-high.
  • Add spiralled zucchini noodles, and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring with tongs, until just cooked, and remove from pan and set aside. (Keep juice with it)
  • Clean pan and heat remaining oil, add garlic and ginger and cook  for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add celery and spring onions and cook for 3 minutes, until tender.
  • Add eggs here if using, and stir until cooked.
  • Add zucchini noodles (keeping the liquid), bean sprouts  and sauce and cook 3 minutes while stirring.
  • Using tongs, remove the noodle mixture into a bowl, reserving the liquid in the pan.
  • Heat pan until hot and add salt, pepper and sliced chicken pieces, cook,  turning after 1-2 minutes each side.
  • Serve Pad Thai Zucchini Noodles with chicken next to or on top of it, or omit the chicken and just serve the vegetables.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.

Notes

  • This dish can be egg free by just omitting the eggs.
  • Also the chicken is an extra, and can easily be left out.

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