Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Zucchini Noodles with Chicken and Tangy Peanut Sauce



I am super excited to share this recipe with you today - partially because I get to tell you about an amazing new gadget I discovered (pssst... the Swissmar Julienne Peeler rocks my world!) but more importantly because I am sharing this recipe on one of my favorite blogs: Kitchen Confidante.  

The lovely Liren of Kitchen Confidante is getting some much needed rest and relaxation in Maui for a week and she was kind enough to invite me to guest post for her while she is gone.  I love Kitchen Confidante because the recipes Liren shares use seasonal, fresh ingredients that I enjoy, but there is often a twist that makes each dish really unique and innovative.  On the flipside, some of her more traditional recipes touch close to my heart and remind me of happy food and family memories.  Plus, her photography is always stunning, and you know how I love my beautiful food.        


The recipe I am sharing on her site today is definitely seasonal - hooray for vibrant summer squash and zucchini! - as well as an easy and healthy way to shake up your weeknight meals.  Be sure to head on over to Kitchen Confidante to get the recipe for these Zucchini Noodles with Chicken and Tangy Peanut Sauce - trust me, you want to go there as much to get my recipe as you do to check out all Liren's other great posts.  Plus I really really have fallen head over heels in love with this new julienne peeler that I got, and I want you to see how easily you can make healthy vegetable 'noodles.'  This recipe is for good, clean food to keep fit and happy.  

   

58 comments:

  1. I'll pop over to check the post as it is definitely one that would be a family pleaser in my household, but I had to comment on the tool! My mom gave me one for Christmas last year and I love it! I don't use it as often as I should, but it has been one of the handiest little tools I've ever used!! Love it!

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  2. wowzers! I gotta get me one of these! beautiful post!

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  3. Those noddles are a beauty! the Peeler is really seems extremely handy.

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  4. A healthy noodle dish! I really like the idea. With PB sauce, this dish is irresistible.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. This looks like a great idea! And a perfect excuse to buy a new kitchen gadget! Plus it is so pretty, light and colorful: perfect summer dish!

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  6. I love that julienne peeler too and use it so often especially last summer when I made corn and zucchini quesadillas for my kids (on what seemed to be a daily basis). It makes easy work of turning squash and other veg into noodles or matchsticks. Can't wait to click over and check out the recipe.

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  7. What a great post, Amanda! Those noodles look perfect and I'm sure going to try this minus the chicken..lovely pics too!

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  8. I love zucchini noodles, what a gorgeous summer dish! And the peanut sauce sounds so so tasty!

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  9. I just re-linked a raw zuke pasta salad on my blog today with a picture and also have a raw zuke + peanut sauce recipe, too.

    Love your recipe!

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  10. This is just gorgeous and perfect for when my garden starts exploding with zucchini. What a perfect and different way to use them!

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  11. Beautiful. I don't have a julienne peeler and you totally make me want to have one! This is such a beautiful and healthy dish.

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  12. Such a gorgeous salad. I have one of these peelers but I think I will need a bit more practice until I can make my juliennes as pretty as yours. I am heading over to Kitchen Confidante right now.

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  13. OK, husband is going tomorrow to buy one of those, and then my food is going to look as good as yours (NOT:)) But that little gadget really looks awesome.
    I like the idea of vegetable noodles - it's something different, and I know that it has to be tasty.
    Going over to read your post:)

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  14. I have that peeler, I LOVE it. I've made "noodles" like this, but your sauce is a must-try. Beautiful. Will go check your post now!

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  15. I am sold on the peeler - how fun. And this recipe is perfect for the hot summer weather!

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  16. I love your gadget posts. you're totally going to make me shop. We have a basic salad we make with Thai food and we always opt for a peanut dressing.

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  17. Wow! Love that peeler. You will make me shop! Love the fact that you dress this with peanut sauce, how cool!

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  18. Love how light and flavor this salad looks. Awsm shots!! And that peeler just went in my cart ;)Thanks so much for sharing

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  19. I have to get one of those peelers! I was just going to stop over at Liren's after leaving here...love the photos :)

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  20. I love it noodles with out the noodle guilt!! I am for sure going to have to try this one!

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  21. Can't wait for zucchini to be in season here!

    Now mentally willing my zucchini plants to grow faster ;)

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  22. Gorgeous as always. I love the idea of zucchini noodles. Really beautiful

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  23. I love how healthy this is! That peeler is awesome! I need one. =) Heading over to read your guest post on this yummy dish.

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  24. I bought one of those slicer thingies about 2 months ago and it's been sitting in the drawer ever since. I thought it was so slick when I saw it demonstrated at the shop.

    I am definitely making this.

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  25. Yum! I often use zucchini as noodles, but mine never look as perfect as yours!

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  26. Love your idea of Zucchini noodles!

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  27. You enticed me even just with the first picture and with the new kitchen gadget. I'm heading over to Liren right now :)

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  28. Yum! That looks fantastic. What a fun gadget. I'm a little hesitant to buy any more kitchen gadgets though. Does anyone have any other ideas on what else can it do? I love the idea of peanut sauce to go with chicken and "noodles".

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  29. Bunnyeatsdesign: Hi there! I can understand your hesitation at getting another kitchen gadget - my kitchen is overflowing already! I can say this is obviously fantastic for making the veggie noodles, but it can also make quick work of root veg like carrots for summer slaws. I am planning to also use it to make matchstick potatoes and am going to try it on fruits too! Hope that helps! :)

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  30. I just wanted to tell you that I read this post on the other site last week, and happened across the peeler while standing in line at Marshall's (replacing yet another lost umbrella) on Friday night. It was $3.99, so I couldn't resist. Can't wait to give this a shot.

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  31. I love that peeler. I need to check out my Marshall's/Homegoods to see if I can luck out like Molly. I love the contrast between the colors and textures of the different veggies.

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  32. Love the color burst in your recipe. One of my favorite ways to eat zucchini, but your combination of colors really makes this dish come alive. I use a mandoline with matchstick blade; really digging on this tool. Guess I'm gonna need a bigger utensil drawer.

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  33. I love anything with peanut or sesame sauce and those "noodles" are so darn purdy!

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  34. That little gadget is pure genius! I'll have to peek around to find one. Love the peanut sauce, as well.

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  35. Amanda, thank you many times over for sharing this stunning dish on your guest post! It was an honor to have you. Now that I am back, this is on my must make list - I have been craving it all week. All I need is that handy peeler!

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  36. OMG I need that Swissmar Julienne Peeler in my life right now. Where did you find it!?? I've been hovering over a spirooli on amazon, but this seems perfect!

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  37. Your photography and culinary artistry are amazing. I've looked through several of your posts and your talent is quite evident.

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  38. Oooo I am so excited about this post because I actually already have this tool you used - but have never actually used it myself! I bought it in a pack of 3 from williams sonoma, thinking I would utilize it all the time - well now I will!

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  39. Ok this is great...I'm so going to give it a try!!!

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  40. After reading your post I ordered the julienne peeler and I'm pinning the recipe. I used to have spaghetti squash often but it has gotten more expensive - we love zucchine so this is great

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  41. Sounds and looks very good! Make sure you store your julienne peeler in a different spot as it is very sharp! Once it's done drying, put the blade cap on to store it. Have fun!

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