Here’s another dinner idea! Or maybe even a lunch idea? Or actually just an anytime of the day idea 😋 This Garlic Butter Chicken Bites with Zucchini Noodles has our mouths on the floor because we are DYING to try it! Can it get any better than this? Recipe from @eatwell101
-3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
-4-5 medium zucchini, rinsed and spiralized (or a pack of store-bought Zucchini Noodles)
-4 tbsp butter, divided
-2 tsp minced garlic
-1 tbsp hot sauce (we used Sriracha)
-1/4 cup (60ml) low-sodium chicken broth
-Juice of 1/2 lemon
-1 tsp minced parsley
-1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
-Crushed red chili pepper flakes, optional
-Slices of lemon, for garnish
-2 tbsp olive oil
-1 tbsp hot sauce (we used Sriracha) or 1 tsp chili powder
-2 tsp salt
-1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
-2 tsp garlic powder
-1 tsp Italian seasoning
1️⃣: Slice chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks and combine with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and hot sauce or chili powder, mixing until evenly seasoned. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30-60 mins.
2️⃣: In the meantime, wash, trim the ends of the zucchini. Using a spiralizer, make the zucchini noodles, then set aside.
3️⃣: Bring the marinated chicken bites to room temperature and heat two tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Gently stir-fry the chicken pieces on all sides until golden brown. Remove the chicken bites from the skillet and set aside to a plate. You might have to work in batches to avoid crowding the pan and have steamed chicken instead of browned.
4️⃣: In the same skillet over medium-high, add two tbsp butter, lemon juice, hot sauce, and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer and allow to reduce for 1-2 minutes, stirring regularly.
5️⃣: Stir in fresh parsley and minced garlic, then add the zucchini noodles and toss for 2-3 mins to cook it up. Allow the cooking juices to reduce for 1 min if the zucchini noodles render too much water. Add the chicken bites back to the pan and stir for another minute to reheat. Garnish with more parsley, fresh thyme, crushed chili pepper, and lemon slices. Serve!