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One Pot Teriyaki Chicken Zoodles

This dinner was soooooo yummy. I had to actually force myself to stop. I also have to tell you that it was amazing as left overs. Why? Because The Hubs ate it twice for left overs and he doesn’t usually eat left overs at all!!!!

This was the first dish that I had that wasn’t Whole30. What it makes it not Whole30 is the soy sauce, cornstarch, and honey. The soy sauce wasn’t a big deal for me because I allowed myself ketchup, bbq sauce, and catalina salad dressing during Whole30 which all have soy in them. What was big for me was the cornstarch. I don’t seem to be reacting well to corn starch but that doesn’t surprise me. I haven’t reacted well to corn ever. It’s just been rather interesting to see exactly how my is responding to it. Reintroduction can be scary, but cool at the same time as you learn more about your body!

Regardless, this dish tasted amazing and hopefully we can make it again!! 😉

Ingredients
2 medium Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into strips or chunks
2 tbsp Olive Oil
S&P, to taste
1/2 cup Pineapple Chunks
4-5 medium Zucchinis, cut into noodles

Sauce
1/3 cup Water, more of too thick
1/3 cup Soy Sauce
4 tbsp Honey
4 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Garlic Cloves, mince
1/2 tsp grated Ginger
2 tbsp Cornstarch
S&P to taste, optional
Red Chili Flakes to taste, optional

Directions
In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce.
In a large bowl, combine the chicken with salt and pepper and drizzle 1-2 tbsp sauce over the chicken, allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over large skillet/sauce pan on medium heat.
Add the chicken and coo until lightly brown, about 1-2 minutes.
Add in the pineapple chunks and cook for another 2 minutes, until slightly softened.
Pour in the sauce and turn the heat to high.
Allow the sauce to bubble and thicken while stirring, about 1-2 minutes.
Add more water a little at a time if sauce is too thick.
Season  with S&P or red chili flakes to taste.
If cooking the zucchini noodles, add i not the pan and use tongs to toss and coat with sauce.
Cook for 1-2 minutes until zucchini is just tender but still firm, be careful not to over cook.
Remove from heat and drizzle extra sauce in pan over chicken and serve immediately.

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