Last updated on May 11th, 2018
Whole30 chicken pad thai that you can feel good about eating! It’s served over a bed of zucchini noodles, loaded up with delicious chicken thigh pieces & topped off with a creamy, cashew butter based sauce. Delicious!
ALL ABOUT BALANCE
As we’re gearing up for the Fall season, I am going to be churning out a steady amount of both
This Whole30 Chicken Pad Thai is the first of many wonderful recipes to come!
I’m a very firm believer in balance, and this is especially true when it comes to the way I think about food and wellness. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Whole30 reset and what it offers up to your body and mindset.
I am also someone who loves to indulge on occasion. I do not let my firm beliefs about health & wellness takeover my ability to let loose and have fun… especially when it comes to my belly ????
Once I realized how quick and easy it was to recreate some of my Thai restaurant favorites, I’ve been getting very busy in the kitchen. This recipe for Whole30 Chicken Pad Thai could be the biggest crowd pleaser yet!
Earlier this year, I got busy making
and they are some of my absolute best recipes!
MEAL PREP MADE EASY
Whole30 Chicken Pad Thai is going to really change your meal prep game. One of my favorite parts about making this recipe is how quickly I can finish it!
The addition of the crunchy cabbage on top really brings out the other textures and flavors… it’s incredible!
But the best part?
Obviously the creamy, cashew based sauce! It’s full of coconut aminos, zesty lime and plenty of ginger and garlic… seriously finger-licking good!
Whole30 Chicken Pad Thai
- 8 large zucchinis spiralized
- 3 tablespoons ghee or avocado oil, split in two
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs diced
- sea salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1 bell pepper sliced
- 3 carrots sliced
- 1/4 cup bone broth- Find Here!
- 3 eggs cooked and scrambled
- 1/3 cup raw cashews roasted and chopped
- 2/3 cup red cabbage chopped
- 1/4 cup green onions sliced
- Spiralize the zucchini first. I like to use the "C" blade on my Inspiralizer. Feel free to spiralize it as thick or as thin as you'd like! Add the spiralized zucchini to a large colander and place it over the sink. Add a few teaspoons of kosher salt and massage it well into the zucchini. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, as this process will release a lot of moisture. Rinse the zucchini well with cold water and let it drain for another 10-15 minutes. Pat it as dry as you can with a kitchen towel and set aside.
- In a large frying pan, melt half of the ghee and let it coat the entire surface of the pan. Once the pan has heated up for a few minutes, add the diced chicken and a few sprinkles of salt and pepper. Cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring frequently until the chicken is cooked through (go ahead and grab a piece and cut it in half to double check!) Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a very large bowl and set aside. Discard the excess liquid.
- Add in the other half of the ghee to the pan and let it melt. Add the bell peppers and carrots to the pan. Saute carrots and bell pepper for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the bone broth and let it cook for another 3 minutes. Whisk the eggs together, and add them to the pan. Continue to cook another 2-3 minutes or until eggs are cooked through.
- Once everything has cooked through, transfer to the big bowl of chicken. Saute the zucchini noodles in the pan for 3-5 minutes until soft. Add the zucchini noodles to the large bowl. Toss everything together well.
- Add in cashews, cabbage and green onions. Add sea salt and black pepper, to taste and prepare the sauce.
- Add all of the ingredients for the sauce to a high-speed blender pitcher. Blend on high, scraping down the sides if necessary for about 2 minutes.
- Turn the blender down to the lowest speed and slowly add in the coconut milk.
- Pour about half of the sauce into the large bowl of chicken & vegetables. Depending on how big your zucchinis are, you may need more or less sauce. I ended up using all of it because I like things saucy! Adjust salt and black pepper, if needed.
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|Monica Stevens Le|
Hi! I’m Monica – recipe developer, matcha addict and lover of all things chocolate, kombucha and any & all puns. I am also the blogger, real food lover, & bonafide hustler behind the blog ‘The Movement Menu.’ I’m so excited to welcome you to my happy space, where my appreciation of creative recipes and healthy & mindful eats come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.