It seems I’ve finally gotten past my southwestern cravings and moved on to something a little more Asian. Although, I’m not ready just yet to stop using that fresh cilantro. Did I mention I love cilantro?? Probably a few times, but aside from loving all fresh herbs, and I do believe “fresh” makes all the difference in a dish.. Cilantro has the ability to transform almost anything into a complete and utter wow! That said, I couldn’t resist using it in this delicious dish!!!
I love Asian food and this amazing dish can be served with either chicken or beef.. hot or cold!
It’s also incredibly light and packed with protein and veggies.. should you be cutting back as we get closer to those highly anticipated summer months. 🙂
So, here goes…
1 1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins
1/4 cup coconut aminos
2 tablespoon coconut sugar
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 tablespoons olive oil (plus, 1 tablespoon for the wok)
1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced (green parts only)
1 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
3 large zucchini
*A spiralizer will be needed for this dish.
Combine the coconut aminos, coconut sugar, garlic cloves, vinegar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and olive oil in a mixing bowl.
Place the chicken tenders on a grill or grill pan over medium heat, brushed with olive oil, and grill until they are done. Anywhere from 5-10 minutes.
Transfer to a plate and allow them to cool.
Then place them in a zip lock bag and add 3 tablespoons of the sesame dressing.
Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Now for the fun part…
Using the spiralizer, you can begin to make your zoodles! 🙂
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a wok or sauté pan over medium heat and add in your zoodles.
I have to admit, I think zoodles are adorable! I don’t know what it is about them! 🙂
Be sure to only cook them for about 3 minutes while tossing them continuously. You don’t want to cook them all the way through as they should maintain some crunchiness!!!
Transfer zoodles to a mixing bowl.
Remove the chicken from the fridge and begin slicing it and placing it on top of the zoodles.
Add your sesame seeds, green onions, cilantro, and sesame dressing…
And give it a good toss…
All finished.. Eat up! And Enjoy! 🙂