*This post was created in partnership with Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™. I received complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.
This quick and easy Teriyaki chicken and zoodles dinner recipe is packed full of flavor and it whips up in not time, making it an easy weeknight meal idea! Thanks to the Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™ you can even whip out zoodles (zucchini noodles) in less than a minute! I’ll show you how! Plus be sure to scroll to the end for a chance to win your own amazing Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer!!
Teriyaki Chicken and Zoodles
I love making healthy dinner recipes that my whole family can enjoy. This one hit the spot! My kids loved the chicken and I loved the healthful swap of spiralized zucchini in place of carb-heavy pasta!
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Begin this recipe by making zoodles using the Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer. Want to see how easy it is? I know you do! I shared a quick video demonstration of how it works on my Instagram channel.
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Next, mix together the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce in a small bowl.
Then, season chicken with salt and pepper and drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of your sauce over them. Heat oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Add chicken and cook until brown, flip and sear opposite side until brown.
Then, add pineapple and cook for a minute to soften it. Add remaining sauce and turn heat up to high. Allow sauce to bubble and thicken (1-2 minutes).
Finally, add your zoodles to the pan and toss with sauce. Cook until zoodles are al dente (firm but cooked).
Taste the zoodles and be sure not to overcook them! You don’t want them to turn to mush. It only takes a couple minutes to cook them in the pan.
Serve your teriyaki chicken and zoodles immediately. You may garnish with green onions, sesame seeds and crushed red pepper, as desired.
This teriyaki chicken is better than takeout and full of flavor! My kids LOVED it and there was nothing left in the pan by the time everyone was done eating. They devoured it.
Have a little fun and eat your zoodles with chopsticks! The combination of al dente zoodles with tender, moist chicken and juicy pineapple makes for an amazing easy dinner recipe that is sure to please.
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Easy Teriyaki Chicken with Zoodles Dinner Recipe!
- 2 small zucchini
- 1 # chicken cutlets
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
For the sauce
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
- 2-3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger grated
- 1 tablespoon tapioca starch or arrowroot powder
- crushed red pepper
- green onions sliced
- sesame seeds
- Whisk together ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper. Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of sauce over the chicken. Heat oil in skillet on medium high heat. Add chicken and cook until seared and brown, flip and repeat on opposite side.
- Add pineapple and cook for 1 minute to soften pineapple. Add remaining sauce and turn heat up to high. Allow sauce to bubble and thicken (1-2 minutes).
- Once sauce has thickened, add zoodles to the pan and toss to coat. Cook 2-3 minutes or until zoodles are al dente (firm but cooked).
- Serve immediately and garnish with crushed red pepper, sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
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