Tasty Tuesday – Zucchini So Low Mein with Chicken

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Today’s Tasty Tuesday recipe is courtesy of Hungry Girl.  I LOVE her recipes.  The only thing I did differently in this one was to use Shrimp instead of Chicken since I am a vegetarian.  It was YUMMY!!

Here are the stats: 1/2 of recipe (about 2 1/4 cups): 277 calories, 6.5g fat, 633mg sodium, 24g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 15.5g sugars, 34g protein — PointsPlus® value 7*

Prep: 15 minutes.  Cook: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. reduced-sodium/lite soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. granulated white sugar
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. crushed garlic
1/2 tsp. onion powder
20 oz. (2 – 3 medium) zucchini
8 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup frozen Asian-style stir-fry vegetables
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup quartered mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped scallions

Directions:
To make the sauce, in a small bowl, combine soy sauce, sugar, oil, crushed garlic, and 1/4 tsp. onion powder. Mix well.

Using a spiral veggie cutter like the Veggetti, cut zucchini into spaghetti-like noodles. (If you don’t have a spiralizer, peel zucchini into super-thin strips, rotating the zucchini as you slice it.)

Bring a wok (or large skillet) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces, and sprinkle with garlic powder and remaining 1/4 tsp. onion powder. Add frozen veggies, bean sprouts, and mushrooms. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and veggies are hot and tender.

Add zucchini noodles and scallions. Cook and stir until hot and slightly softened, about 3 minutes.

Transfer wok contents to a strainer, and thoroughly drain excess liquid.

Return wok to medium-high heat, and return drained mixture to the wok. Add sauce, and cook and stir until sauce is evenly distributed and mostly absorbed, about 2 minutes.

Make a double portion of this and you have lunch for a day or two.  Portion out the servings in a plastic container and stick it in the freezer (even if you are taking the next day for lunch).  In the morning, take it out and put it in your Thirty One thermal tote.  The Lunch Break Thermal is the perfect size to fit standard food storage containers, meaning it’s a great lunch bag for work, school or just a day spent running around town. It also makes a great snack and drink bag for trips to the pool or beach. Approx. 8.5”H x 9″L x 6″D (15″L at top opening).  It can also be personalized so no one steals your lunch.

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No need for an ice pack since your “frozen” meal will keep things cold.  By the time lunch comes around, your meal will be partially defrosted and ready for you to heat up.

Remember, to share your favorite recipe with me for a chance to be part of our Tasty Tuesday.  Not only will we highlight your recipe but we will also highlight your business.  Who has a favorite recipe?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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