Heat things up with this Indonesian-inspired chicken breast and noodles dish!

Looking to heat things up? Look no further! This delicious chicken and zucchini noodles recipe is sure to please the chili lovers out there. Using sambal, a traditional Indonesian chili paste, you can bet this recipe brings flavor that can’t be beat. Zucchini noodles offer the perfect low-carb complement to lean chicken. Fresh herbs and spices add further taste to this hot meal. We know you’re going to love our Spicy Chicken recipe!

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INGREDIENTS

1 Tsp Grape seed oil
8 Oz Chicken breast, Finely sliced
1 Tsp Onion powder
1/2 Cup Tomato, Diced
2 Tsp Tamari or Soy Sauce
1/2 Tsp Sambal, Asian chilli paste
2 Cups Zucchini, Peeled into noodles with a vegetable peeler
Water

DIRECTIONS

step #1

Add the chicken to a hot pan with grape seed oil before and stir with onion powder. Cook both sides for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add tamari to the pan, stirring until it coats the chicken.

step #2

Add tamari to the pan, stirring until it coats the chicken.
Next, add the tomatoes and sambal (chilli paste), mixing for about 20 seconds.

step #3

Next, add the tomatoes and sambal (chilli paste), mixing for about 20 seconds.
Add your zucchini noodles to the pan, mixing them in the sauce.

step #4

Add your zucchini noodles to the pan, mixing them in the sauce.
Once the zucchini is cooked to your taste, remove from heat and plate, and top with freshly chopped cilantro and a lime wedge.

step #5

Once the zucchini is cooked to your taste, remove from heat and plate, and top with freshly chopped cilantro and a lime wedge.
Spicy Chicken Breast Recipe - Ready to serve

step #6

Ready to serve!

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Did you know?

We’ve mentioned before the many health benefits associated with spicy chili peppers, but it might surprise you to learn that spicy foods are good for your brain, too. Really! People who frequently eat spicy foods may have a decreased chance at developing degenerative brain and nervous system conditions. What’s more, hot foods may also help relieve pain from migraines, and could play a role in fighting depression. It’s not such a large leap; capsaicin, the compound in peppers that gives them their heat, is also used as a topical treatment for pain management. Just be sure to work up to the really hot stuff!

So what are your thoughts on this recipe? Did you like it? Are you a spicy food fan? Let us know in the comments below!

If you’re looking for other fantastic low-fat, low-carb recipes, then you’ve got to try one of these next: Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Jicama Slaw, and Salmon Poke Bowl.

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