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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
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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and in asparagus, peas and red pepper. Cook until the veggies are tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Garnish with sliced basil, adjust salt and pepper to taste and DEVOUR.

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.