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Chicken Sesame Noodle Bowl

Ingredients

  • For the sesame sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons natural smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove grated garlic
  • For the coconut poached chicken:
  • 2 (8 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • To assemble:
  • 4 zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 cup sliced Persian cucumbers, divided
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  • Lime wedges
  • 1/2 cup chopped dry roasted salted peanuts, divided
  • Sesame seeds

Steps

  1. To make the sesame sauce:
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together peanut butter, tamari or soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey and garlic. Remove half the dressing and reserve. Toss the zucchini noodles into the big bowl and stir to coat. Let sit while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  3. To make the coconut chicken:
  4. In high-sided skillet, add coconut milk, lime juice and salt. Bring to a low simmer. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and add to the coconut milk. Chicken should be halfway submerged in liquid. Cover with a lid and cook for 8 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 8 minutes longer, until chicken is cooked through. Remove from poaching liquid, cool slightly, then slice.
  5. To assemble bowl, divide zucchini among 4 serving bowls. Top each with cucumber, cilantro, lime wedges, peanuts and chicken. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.