Paleo Pad Thai with Chicken
By Sarah Axtell, ND • February 21, 2018
This is a healthy twist on an all-time favorite- Pad Thai. Traditional pad thai is laden with sugar and carbs. This is a guilt-free version that the whole family will enjoy (not spicy so it’s kid-friendly!) Enjoy!
- 4 medium zucchinis, spiralized (time saver- buy Trader Joe’s frozen spiralized zucchini noodles)
- 1 lb chicken breast, diced
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup chopped green onion (as garnish)
- 1/2 cup cilantro (as garnish)
- 1/2 cup chopped cashews (as garnish)
- Salt and pepper
For the sauce:
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos (or tamari)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp minced ginger
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp coconut oil and then add diced chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring frequently until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer chicken to a large bowl and set aside.
2. Add in the other tbsp coconut oil to the skillet and let it melt. Add the bell peppers and shredded cabbage. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Whisk the eggs together, and add them to the pan. Cook for another 3 minutes or until eggs are cooked through.
3. Transfer egg and veggie mixture to the large bowl with the chicken.
4. Saute the zucchini noodles in the skillet for 3-5 minutes or until soft. Drain excess liquid from zucchini noodles and discard liquid. Add zucchini noodles to the large bowl. Mix well.
5. To make sauce: Add all of the sauce ingredients to a food processor or blender. Process or blend on high for 2 minutes. Add water if sauce is you need to thin out the sauce a bit.
6. Pour sauce over the chicken and vegetables. Toss everything together well.
7. Garnish with cilantro, chopped cashews and green onion.
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