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Healthy Chicken Stir Fry with Dijon Orange Almond Sauce and Zucchini Noodles

This healthy chicken stir fry has spring vegetables and a creamy, bright orange almond & Dijon sauce. Serve it over zucchini noodles for a Whole30 compliant, easy weeknight dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken, gluten free, healthy, stir fry, whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Large zucchinis spiralized with the 3mm blade
  • Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 8 oz Chicken breast cut into cubes
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh ginger minced
  • 1 Cup Asparagus cut into small spears
  • 2/3 Cup Snap peas halved
  • 1/2 Large Red pepper thinly sliced
  • 3/4 Cup Orange juice not from concentrate
  • 2 Tbsp Natural almond butter
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard make sure it doesn't have wine for whole30 option
  • 1/2 tsp Honey * leave off for whole30 option
  • Pepper
  • A small bunch of radishes spiralized with the 3mm blade
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Mandarin orange segments
  • Sliced fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place the spiralized zucchini into a colander set over a large bowl and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Let sit, stirring occasionally, so that the zucchini releases some of its water.
  2. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add in the chicken breast and fresh ginger. Cook, stirring frequently, until the chicken is golden brown. About 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and in asparagus, peas and red pepper. Cook until the veggies are tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the orange juice, almond butter, Dijon mustard, honey and a good pinch of salt and pepper into the pan and stir until the almond butter is smooth and melted.
  5. Turn the heat up to medium high and boil, uncovered, until the sauce reduces by half and is VERY thick and creamy, about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Squeeze out the excess moisture from the zucchini noodles and divide between two bowls. Divide the veggie/chicken mixture on top, followed by the spiralized radishes and oranges.
  7. Garnish with sliced basil, adjust salt and pepper to taste and DEVOUR.

Recipe Notes

* if you leave the honey off for the Whole30 option, you may need to squeeze a little more fresh orange juice over the stir fry/zucchini noodles once it's plated, if you want a little more sweetness.