Chinese Chicken and Zucchini on Noodles

I have to admit things are a bit more relaxed around here in the summertime. It is almost impossible to meal plan. Instead I grill up a bunch of chicken, chop up fruits and veggies, bake up some muffins and granola for the week and just go with the flow. You never know what the nice weather will bring -- a long day out at the pool, a nice bike ride, or a last minute trip to the beach. So flexibility is key for me. After a day at the pool, I asked the boys what they wanted for dinner and they both asked for the "Chinese Noodle Thingys". LOL! I knew what they were talking about and we stopped off for a few ingredients at the store.

 
This is a perfect recipe to throw in whatever veggies you have handy, pretty much anything would work in here, carrots, zucchini, eggplant, greens, save some veggies from the compost bin and throw them in this dish! I found the inspiration for this dish on Pinterest as a knock-off for the P.F. Changs Chicken Lettuce wraps, however, there are hundreds of recipes that claim to taste like the P.F Changs recipe and they are all different. Never having had the P.F. Changs recipe, I cannot say if it tastes like them, I can only say the sauce is full of flavor -- tangy, sweet, and a tiny bit spicy. I add a touch of hot sauce to mine, because I like it spicy!
 
 
Chinese Chicken and Zucchini on Noodles
 
8 oz angel hair pasta cooked according to pasta directions
1 pound ground chicken
1 medium zucchini, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 can water chestnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 cup kale, chopped
1 cup Chinese cabbage, chopped
1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon siracha
 
1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, cook chicken, zucchini, onions, water chestnuts, garlic, and ginger until chicken is cooked through and zucchini is tender.
2. Add kale, Chinese cabbage, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and siracha and mix well.
3. Cook until kale and cabbage are wilted.
4. Serve over cooked noodles.
 
This makes excellent leftovers and freezes well, so you may want to double the recipe!
 
*Inspired by 36th Avenue
 
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1 comment:

  1. This looks great! (and now I am craving PF Changs! YUMMM)

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