Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two

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Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two – I swapped the noodles with zucchini noodles and the results were fantastic!! (under 300 calories).

Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two – I swapped the noodles with zucchini noodles and the results were fantastic!! (under 300 calories).

Each bowl is filled with chicken and vegetables and the sauce has the flavor combination of of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy flavors. Topped with crushed peanuts – it’s pretty hard to pass this up!

Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two – I swapped the noodles with zucchini noodles and the results were fantastic!! (under 300 calories).

If you’re spiralizer has more than one spiral blade, use the thicker setting to replicate a thicker noodle feel. I tested out the Spirooli Spiral Slicer from Bed Bath and Beyond for this and it worked fine, but this spiralizer (affiliate link) is still my favorite.

How To Make Kung Pao Zucchini Noodles

A few tips on how to make perfect spiralized zucchini noodles for this dish:

  • Trim your noodles to about 6 inches long so it’s easy to eat.
  • Since zucchini releases a lot of water as it cooks, I used it to my advantage and purposely left the sauce a little thick.
  • Don’t overcook your zucchini, I cook them for just under 2 minutes.
  • Once the noodles cook and release their liquid, it thins the sauce and works out perfect.
  • Once cooked, quickly remove it from the pan so it doesn’t continue cooking.
Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two – I swapped the noodles with zucchini noodles and the results were fantastic!! (under 300 calories).

This is such a quick meal – you can easily halve this to make it for one, but if you want to make this for four, I would prep everything and cook it twice rather than doubling it and cooking it all at the same time so the chicken browns, and the noodles fit in the wok.

Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two – I swapped the noodles with zucchini noodles and the results were fantastic!! (under 300 calories).
Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two – I swapped the noodles with zucchini noodles and the results were fantastic!! (under 300 calories).
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Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two

277 Cals 24 Protein 21 Carbs 12 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese
Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two – I swapped the noodles with zucchini noodles and the results were fantastic!! (under 300 calories).


  • 2 medium zucchini, about 8 oz each, ends trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon grapeseed or canola oil
  • 6 oz skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp crushed dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced scallions along diagonal

For the sauce:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp reduced soy sauce, tamari for gluten free
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tbsp Sambal Oelek Red Chili Paste, or more to taste
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch


  • Using a spiralizer with the thickest noodle blade, or a mandolin fitted with a julienne blade, cut the zucchini into long spaghetti-like strips. If using a spiralizer, use kitchen scissors to cut the strands into pieces that are about 6 to 8 inches long so they’re easier to eat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, balsamic, hoisin, water, red chili paste, sugar and cornstarch; set aside.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Heat oil in a large, deep nonstick pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium, add sesame oil, garlic and ginger to the skillet and cook until fragrant, about  30 seconds. Add the bell pepper, stir in soy sauce mixture and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thickened and bubbling, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in zucchini noodles and cook, mixing for about two minutes until just tender and mixed with the sauce. If it seems dry, don't worry the zucchini will release moisture which helps create a sauce. Once cooked, mix in chicken and divide between 2 bowls (about 2 cups each) and top with peanuts and scallions.


Calories: 277kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 725mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g
WW Points Plus: 7
Keywords: healthy kung pao chicken, Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles, Kung Pao Chicken Zucchini Noodles, Low carb asian zucchini noodles, spiralized zucchini noodles, zoodle recipes with chicken
Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two – I swapped the noodles with zucchini noodles and the results were fantastic!! (under 300 calories).

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  1. Nagyon szuper!

  2. We LOVED this recipe!!! I didn’t have chicken breasts so made chicken thighs on the side but continued with the sauce and the zoodles! It was so flavorful! I will be making this again and again. I am going to try just the sauce on spare ribs!

    I am so grateful for all of your recipes! We are doing WW and to keep a good variety of meals is hard but I believe is key and everyone of your recipes have been outstanding! Thank you!

  3. I made this tonight for my hubby and I. The only thing I changed was a packet of Swerve instead of regular sugar. Soooo good! Thank.

  4. I made this last night and it was FABULOUS! Very tasty and filling. thank you

  5. Hi Gina, I’m making this tomorrow and the recipe calls for fresh ground ginger. I know about fresh ginger and ground ginger spice. What does the recipe call for?

  6. I made this for dinner tonight. It. was. amazing. Thank you!

  7. I made this a few days ago. It came together so quickly and was so good, that I made it again today. Another great skinnytaste recipe my family loves!!!

  8. I just made this last night and it was FABULOUS! Very tasty and filling. The time estimations to prepare it are a little off; it took about 30 minutes to prepare the ingredients and make the zoodles. But overall, it was a fairly quick recipe.

  9. This was good. I followed the sauce ingredients exactly as listed. I did add a few more veggies to mine-some fresh mushrooms and bean sprouts. 
    Turned out great!

  10. I subbed sriracha for the sambal oelek and it had the perfect spice level. I used precut refrigerated zoodles from Fresh Market. Frozen may work also. I am absolutely in with this recipe! Great for meal prep for lunch.

  11. Made this for dinner tonight with some modifications First I used Shrimp bc I had a bag of frozen on hand and I easily defrosted. Then I used Harissa Because I didn’t  have the chili paste on hand. OMG so good!!! Can’t wait to make it again. 

  12. I want to meal prep with this receipe and keep few servings all done ready to go for lunches ahead . Do you think it will reheat ok? Or will zucchni noodles go to mush ?

  13. Made this with tofu for a vegan – it was delicious!

  14. HI! If I don’t have the Sambal Oleek chili paste what can I sub and how much will it affect flavor?

    • I used chilli garlic paste ! Tasted just as good. Used a little more hoisin and did not have balsamic so I ommited it. DELICIOUS

  15. Can you make this with frozen zucchini zoodles? 

  16. I’m confused over the carb count in your nutritional info. 21 grams seems high, even with hoisin, cornstarch and sugar, since these are relatively small amounts. Other ingredients are pretty low carb – am I missing something?

  17. Delish!!!! Made double the recipe, but cut some sugar. Very filling for calorie count.
    Took me way longer than 5 mins to prep ….

  18. Thank you for this delicious recipe! I “paleo-fied” it by switching coconut aminos for the soy sauce, arrowroot powder for the cornstarch, pure maple syrup for the sugar, avocado oil for the peanut oil, and toasted cashews instead of peanuts! Amazing flavor!  ??❤️

  19. Fantastic recipe! Made exactly as written and the flavor was delicious. The texture of the zoodles fooled my brain into thinking PASTA!

    The sauce was perfect for me, but a bit spicy for my wife (she loved the flavor, just sensitive to the spice.) I’m making this again and will cut back on the chili paste a bit, and add more (or sriracha) to my dish after cooking.

    Thanks for posting this great recipe!

  20. Wondering how spicy this is?  Thanks in advance 🙂 

  21. Excellent and healthy and tasty! Going to add onion wedges as well next time and double this recipe as the only criticism I had was there were no leftovers for lunch!

  22. I really liked this and I think it is ingenious that you use the natural liquid generated by the zucchini in the sauce. My husband makes shrimp fra diablo using zoodles and it gets very watery…not this dish!  I would recommend you try this… I had to buy the red chili sauce and I am not disappointed as this will become one of my fairly regular dinners.  Also plenty of food…quite filling, but so healthy!

  23. The sauce in this recipe is ridiculously good. We were completely shocked at how much it tasted like restaurant quality Chinese take-out and how easy it was to make. We used chunks of chicken thighs instead of breast and added in large pieces of cut up mushrooms and just love the combination. Definitely another Skinnytaste favorite for us!

    • Yum! I modified for my hubby’s diet and omitted chili paste and peppers, but added mushrooms, onions, and frozen peas. I subbed coconut aminos for the soy sauce and increased that and the minced garlic and ginger. We’ll definitely make it again! 

  24. This is amazing! I used splenda is I’m diabetic and only had green peppers so it’s not as vibrant in color & a little too much of the chili paste but overall I will be making it again & checking out more recipes to try!! 

  25. My best friend has made this several times and it is one of my FAVORITE recipes! I ask her to make it all the time.

  26. Honestly the BEST “Chinese Food” I’ve ever had. I could eat this every. single. day. and be happy 🙂 The sauce is so simple, yet extremely flavorful. The chicken was cooked perfectly, and the zoodles – OMG don’t get me started – somehow made this one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. The cherry on top?… THE PEANUTS! Don’t skip them as they put the dish over-the-top. ::drool::

  27. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am reducing carbs and this meal is something I will be making often. I wanted it so badly I wasn’t deterred by not having some of the ingredients. I made my own Hoisen sauce, reduced my own Soy sauce with a little sugar, garlic, and onion. I used ground ginger from a jar, green onions instead of scallions, and red pepper flakes in place of the red paste. Also topped with cashews and sesame seeds. So yummy!!

  28. Yum. I used noodles and added more veg. Was delicious

  29. Holy moly, this was delicious! I was not expecting it to be so good! I served it over a bit of rice so that it was enough for my little family of four. Will definitely make again!

  30. Ok, so I wasn’t expecting much. Even while I was preparing it I was like, it’s going to be just another ginger, garlic chicken dish, and NO PASTA. BLAaaaa..  WRONG! This was the most I’ve been totally surprised by a light, diet oriented recipe in a LONG time!  It REALLY tasted like Kung Pao Chicken, DELICIOUS!!! AND I didn’t ever miss the pasta, not once! I will be making this recipe often and now have hope that weight watcher friendly recipes can be delicious and satisfying. BIG THANKS, Skinny Taste!!!

    • AWESOME!!!

      • Several years ago when I discovered Gina’s website, this was one of the first recipes I tried and it’s still one of my favorites!  The flavor profile is perfect. I always make this as written  So delicious AND under 300 calories.  I’ve been cooking almost exclusively Skinnytaste since June 1, 2020 and combined with a consistent workout program, I have lost over 109 lbs. Grateful for this amazing recipe resource. 

  31. Wow! This was delicious!! This was my first experience with zoodles, and I was really impressed!! Hubby LOVED it too!!! Only complaint…. no leftovers! ?

  32. Delicious flavor! Hits the mark when craving asian! I made this over regular noodles for my family and they LOVED it–even my picky daughter who won’t usually eat bell peppers. I loved how filling it was even just over my zoodles! My only thought is that I think next time I might omit the water in the sauce, it was a little thin for my taste and I would like it to really cling to the n/zoodles. Otherwise I would have given it 5 stars–but it’s definitely a 5-star on flavor!
    Another winner to add my rotation.

  33. Great recipe. Everyone in my family loved it. When I put the recipe into Weight Watchers’ recipe builder it calculated 7 points not 5. why the difference? I’ve seen reviewers comment on this same issue in many of the other Skinny Taste recipes, but I haven’t found an answer. Thanks.

  34. Totally delish!

  35. This is mine and my husband’s FAVORITE! So so yummy! I added a little more chili paste for the added heat and I want this every week. 🙂

  36. Great! Made it several times now, excellent recipe.

  37. Made this last night 1/31/18 and it was AMAZING.

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  41. Fabulous!!!!!
    I will make this again and again.
    Even delish reheated in the micro the next day!

  42. I made this recipe for the first time and it was so good I shared it on my facebook page. This will definitely be making its way into our weeknight rotation.

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  44. I never leave comments, but I really wanted to thank you for this recipe. I have never had zoodles before so I wanted to try something that wouldn’t be totally different and wouldn’t scare my boyfriend either. We both loved it… though he did ask that I make it spicer… I added 4x as much chili sauce and some more peanuts for his taste. But this was amazing!
    I wonder if this can be reheated as leftovers. Anyone try reheating it the next day?

  45. Made this last night and it was delicious!! I did have to make some substitutions (used shiitake mushrooms and baby corn in place of red pepper and used sriracha instead of the chili paste), but still so good and surprisingly filling!

    I’m always grateful to “rediscover” this site when I need to get back on track.

  46. I made this last night for my husband and I and it was SO GOOD! My husband doesn’t like zoodles but he loved this.I didn’t use as much Zucchini as the recipe called for which was a bad choice because we couldn’t get enough! The sauce is amazing. Next time I will double it and use half of it to marinate the chicken as the it was super bland… all of the flavors in the sauce made up for it though! Will definitely make again and again.

  47. I would like to make this tonight. Is ginger fresh ginger root (minced? grated?) or is is the powered ground ginger spice. Thanks!

  48. Hi Gina,. I am making this tonight. Question about the fresh ground ginger…is that fresh ginger root from t he produce section or ground ginger from the spice aisle. Thanks!

  49. Realized My zuchinis aren’t very big. Think I could mix sweet potato noodles with it and still have it be decent?

  50. LOVE your recipes (literally like 90% of the ones I cook are yours)! Just a side note though, either I’m really slow or your time estimates are a tad off. Lol 🙂

    • Agreed. Prep time is definitely off. Lol And like you, Skinnytaste recipes are my go-to! So full of flavour and healthy! Made this one last night as a real treat for myself as my husband is allergic to sesame while my son is allergic to peanuts. I know I can substitute, but I wanted this treat, and it didn’t disappoint. 

  51. Gina…this is AMAZING! I loved the flavors and the serving was huge! I made it exactly as written and will make this again and again. It is my new favorite recipe! Thank you for all the work you put in to these recipes and for sharing those with us! I will be a regular on your blog!

  52. Made this for dinner this evening. Very very tasty indeed. will definitely be making again. Hubby loved it too.

  53. Made this tonight with a couple of substitutions. I used Sriracha instead of chili paste, corn starch, and sugar and it turned out great! I added a bunch of veggies like onion, multi-colored peppers, cubed squash, and finely chopped carrots and it was wonderful. Also subbed in toasted sesame seeds for peanuts!

  54. This was a family winner! ??I  made some egg noodles on the side for the kids- went perfectly.  Couple changes… I halved the sugar – we don’t love sweet so cut the sugar and up’ed the Sambal. Also if your zucchinis are small like mine were, I’d double that as well. Also I doubled receip and it was fine.

  55. Another amazing recipe, Gina! My husband loved it too although I did serve his with brown rice pasta instead of zoodles. The flavor is awesome. Going to make this over and over again! 

  56. My wife is from Holbrook, MY on Long Island and LOVES her pasta! She’s finally coming around to zoodles thanks to you! We’re trying this this week….she also loves her Chinese and it is just so greasy! This is exciting! I can give her two of her favorites without compromising our healthier lifestyle! Awesome!

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  58. This was amazing! My husband complains every time I make zucchini–until now. He said this is one of his favorite meals! The sauce is so good and the calories are so low. Thank you! 

  59. We made this tonight and it was delicious! Used ground turkey instead of chicken, and just sliced zucchini thinly because we don’t have a zoodle machine. It worked just fine! Thanks again for another great recipe! 

  60. What is a good sub for sesame oil? I would need to sub due to a sesame allergy in my family.

  61. Absolutely delicious!! I made it without the chicken, but served with Chicken Kababs and rice. Perfect dinner!!

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  63. Hi!

    I am a physiotherapy student and we are doing a health promotion module. We are working with an older Chinese population that have a lot of carbs/ fat in their diet. I was wondering if I could put this recipe on the website we need to make as part of the project. I would make sure your name is on it and I will put the link to your blog on the site.

    Look forward to hearing from you,


  64. Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I love all your recipes! I’m doing weight watchers and your site has been a huge help. They’re easy, quick and always flavorful!

  65. I made this tonight and it was delicious!! My 9 year old tasted it and said “wow, this is awesome”!! 

  66. Any ideas for a red pepper substitute?

  67. I made this with riced cauliflower tonight! So yummy! I love this recipe!

  68. I just made this last night, and it was delicious (as always with your recipes). Next time I make it I may try tossing the chicken in the sauce for a minute or so before adding the noodles, just to get them coated. The leftovers were almost even better because it all marinated in the sauce (except, of course, the zoodles were better fresh). I also think you could make the chicken, peppers, and sauce ahead of time, possibly in larger batches, and just warm it up with fresh zoodles anytime you want!

  69. Sugar and corn starch are not exactly low carb…

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  71. This is SO amazing!  My favorite recipe of yours, and that’s saying a lot as I’ve tried so many of your recipes and liked them all!

  72. Do you prefer Paderno or the Inspiralizer? Looking to buy one.

  73. I made this with some substitutions — Maca Powder instead of cornstarch and honey instead of sugar — it was wonderful! The “zoodles” are a brilliant substitution — delicious — thank you!

  74. I have made this twice now in the last 4 weeks for my husband and I. We LOVE it! The zucchini noodles are more filling than regular pasta and much better for our healthy eating plan! Last night even my 25 year old son tried it and loved it!

  75. Can this be made without sugar/cornstarch or will that affect the flavor too much?

  76. This is my new favorite low carb dish.  Absolutely delicious.  I do add about 4 fresh, sliced mushrooms to it and substitute Swerve for the sugar.  Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe!!

  77. I didn’t have chili paste so I used Siracha. Then I realized I didn’t have a red pepper (thought I did!) so I substituted red pepper flakes. Not ideal, but guess what? It was still delicious! 

  78. Made this for myself for dinner and it was so yummy that I ate both servings since I still had calories I needed to eat today to meet my minimum.  My only regret is that I didn’t find this recipe 2 years ago when you posted it! Thanks for another winner recipe!!

  79. Fabulous recipe my Husband does not eat zucchinis at all made this tonight and he loves it 

  80. We have a nut allergy. Is there any seed that could step in for the peanuts? We have roasted/salted chickpeas, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in house now.

  81. I don’t have a spiralizer or mandolin, would it work to just cut lengthwise repeatedly until it’s approximately the right thickness?

    • A vegetable peeler works great!  

    • Get the veggetti. It’s $20 and totally worth it!! Using a  mandolin takes forever and risks your fingertips! The veggetti  is one of my favorite kitchen tools! Makes cooking and eating healthy so much easier! 

  82. Do I reduce the soy sauce or buy it already reduced?

  83. Made this last night for me and my boyfriend. It was so good, and man-approved. Thank you! 🙂

  84. Did you buy the 4-blade or 3-blade Paderno Spiralizer?

  85. Just made this and it is amazing!! I’m on a low carb diet and am craving noodles. This made me feel like I was eating noodles. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make!

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  87. This was soooo good!

  88. Delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. this is a new favorite. 🙂

  89. Any suggestions on what to substitute for the sugar? My husband is doing a whole 30 and we are trying not to add any sugar to recipes. I was thinking maybe pineapple juice would work?

  90. I made this with shrimp instead of chicken. I threw in the whole red bell pepper and also a package of Udon noodles, just to give it more body for dinner. I added siracha table-side but I feel like it still wants something (maybe fish sauce?) Good basic recipe which you can easily adapt for what is on hand.

  91. Delicious! So easy to make. I used a squirt of siracha instead of chili paste and it is wonderfully spicy and flavourful in the sauce. I also bought my spiralizer from Walmart for I want to say under $30 and it works great. Sometimes to stretch the recipe we also cook up some sesame noodles. Thanks for the great recipe!

  92. I substituted chunks of fish for the chicken. Excellent!

  93. Another winner!!!!! The depth of flavor is awesome. Probably wasn't the smartest to make on a weeknight but what the heck….. It was worth it. As with other similar recipes.. Any leftovers tomorrow… I'll devolve a little cornstarch in a little warm water to thicken it up. Didn't have sesame oil but I'm sure that would have enhanced the flavor. Also didn't have chili paste so subbed cholula (sp.) & it still came out amazing. Gina… You're amazing!!! I'm back on WW & your recipes making eating healthy fun & your recipes are fantastic!!! ????

  94. This was amazing! The noodles stayed nice and crunchy and the flavor was super tasty. I really felt like I was eating junk food without all the negative aftermath! I will definitely be making this again.

  95. Gina – any idea what the points value would be without the chicken? Going to try with mushrooms to make it vegetarian. The Lo Mein recipe was awesome.

    • 6 oz of raw chicken is 4 points, so it reduces the points value by 2 points per serving (so the recipe would be 5 points/serving)

  96. Gina I have used numerous of your recipes and love them all. Yes I have your cookbook. I did this recipe last night and both hubby and I think this is one of your best ever. This is definitely the best dish under 300 calories I've ever had. Generous portion, very flavorful and beautiful presentation. What more can you ask for?!

  97. The recipe calls for "1 1/2 tbsp reduced soy sauce". Is that a typo and should be reduced SODIUM soy sauce?

  98. Gina, this is a wonderful recipe. Thank you. We eat it with chicken as you've written, or with cubed tofu in place of the chicken and I actually prefer the tofu. Thank you for yet another great recipe.

  99. This recipe is AMAZING. I made it last night for dinner… I'm eating a little for breakfast… saving a bit for lunch. Love. Love. Love.

  100. My first "zoodles"! I omitted the chicken, and served the zoodles as a side for your Asian Grilled Chicken, with a few slices of grilled pineapple on the side. Delicious dinner, great recipes, as usual.

  101. Could you substitute shrimp for chicken?

  102. I made this tonight and it was A-mazing! So tasty, so yummy. I love to cook and love to eat. I also love to eat healthy. It's fun to make satisfying dishes like this one where I can watch calories as well. I make Skinnytaste recipes 3-4 times a week and they never disappoint, thanks so much!

  103. I made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING! First time making zoodles and my family loved it!. You are right that the zucchini releases a lot of water so next time, I probably will skip the water in the sauce mix and add it later only if needed.

  104. Made this for dinner tonight and it was so delish and filling! I'm taking the leftover half to work with me tomorrow… Gonna add this to my dinner rotation… next time i think i'll add a bit of fresh cilantro at the end!

  105. I bought myself a Paderno Spiral slicer just so I could make this recipe. It was well worth the wait. I had the leftovers today and they were even more delicious. Might make it without the chicken next time and serve over rice. My whole family loved the zoodles. Will definitely be trying all your other "zoodle recipes".

  106. This was DELICIOUS! My husband put this on his "Please Make This Again" list.

  107. Delicious!! This is the first time I used my vegetable spiralizer…SO glad I bought one. Can't wait to make this recipe a million times!

  108. I really liked this! I added a little more soy and some sweet chili sauce for more flavor. Also, my leftovers were very watery the next day but still very tasty and satisfying. Will definitely make again!

  109. Hi Gina
    This recipe finally enticed me to get a spiralizer. And I am thrilled. The recipe was perfection – even better than with regular noodles. Can't wait to try more!

  110. Another pintrest win for me;). This was soooo tasty, can't believe it was low cal and healthy!!!

  111. I've been away for a while, so pardon me if this question has been asked before…but how do I add this to my recipe box? I've switched from ziplist to Epicurious, but I'm not seeing an easy one click button to get it in there. Am I going crazy?

  112. This was incredibly delicious!

  113. How is the spice level in this? Both my husband and I are not big on too spicy (it really upsets my stomach) but my one and a half year old loves spicy things.

    • I used red curry paste instead of red chili paste which is suppose to be spicy. I don't like spicy either, to me this wasn't spicy at all, I was shocked. In fact next time I'll add more red curry paste

  114. Gina, this was the best recipe you've made yet. AMAZING!

  115. Oh wow. Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow!

    This was amazing!

    I'm pregnant, and let's just say I've been indulging a bit more than I should have been over the last week or so. In efforts to get back on track, I bought myself a spiralizer because YAY and YUM.

    This recipe is awesome. I followed it exactly and it was magnificent – the only thing is that I do think I'd make more next time, as my husband and I reallllly loved it, and I feel a half serving more for each of us would be just fine!

    Loved it so much! Thanks for sharing!!!

  116. Gina, I made this three times this week! Absolutely amazing. It's my dad's favorite dish. I used more zucchini and a little more chicken and it was superb!!!!!!,

  117. I just tried this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and it was awesome! I don't really eat chinese food anymore from restaurants so this was a real treat.

  118. How necessary is the balsamic vinegar? I've never been a fan of vinegar, so if it can be left out this would sound perfect.

  119. Just made this for dinner tonight. Totally amazing!

  120. I've made this 3 times in less than a week. It's so good and so addictive. Thanks for sharing!

  121. This looks yum! Is there anything I can substitute for the hoisin sauce?

    • Oyster sauce would work, or you could just add a dash of Chinese 5 spice (same flavors, basically) or just leave it out – the dish will still taste good without it.

  122. This was wonderful! I tripled the recipe and tasted a spoonful…came home and it was gone….kids were begging for me to make it again the next day! Def a keeper!

  123. Are you affiliated with thetealowl.com? There's a lot of your posts up (but it looks like they do link back here).

    If you aren't affiliated, it really does look as though they're impersonating you.

  124. KEEPER! We made a double recipe in hopes that it would make great leftovers. The sauce is sooo good, too. We like to "veg up" recipes, so we added onions, carrots, and extra peppers. Now to get me a spiralizer… The box grater worked o.k. but the zoodles came out very thin. Fortunately it didn't come out too dry or too watery. All in all this recipe was amazing!

  125. Gina, any thoughts on how this will taste made the night before? I have had the ingredients for a few days but keep getting home from work too late to actually cook!!

  126. Just made this for lunch and it was to die for!! Family loved it and will definitely be making again. Fantastic recipe!!!

  127. Made this last night and it was delicious! The spiralizer really makes the texture of the zoodles seem like you are eating real noodles. Thank you Gina for another great recipe.

  128. Made this tonight to christen my new paderno spiralizer (on sale on amazon.ca now for $39) – fantastic – added a touch more chili sauce as well as some cauliflower and snap peas to bulk it out even more (so I got a third serving for tomorrow's lunch!) I will be making this again – so quick and a life saver from takeout!

  129. I made this tonight. Absolutely fabulous!! My kids inhaled it.

  130. This was delicious! Your sauce is phenomenal! By chance do you have a gluten free chinese beef and broccoli recipe? Thank you!

  131. I made this for dinner last night! Delicious!! I really appreciate your blog!! I sub red pepper flakes for the chili paste to minimize the spice and it was perfect.

    This week I am making three of your recipes! Next up..Spinach Stracciatella Soup with Orzo followed up by Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas

  132. THIS WAS AMAZING!!! Wow, the best thing I've made with zoodles so far! Gina, pretty much everything I make comes from your site! Thank you!!! (I had to sub Siracha for the chili paste and flour for the corn starch…. but it was still divine.)

  133. Looks fantastic! I'm going to give it a try.

  134. Hi Gina,
    Made this last night and it was great! Even the hubs liked it. The only thing we both mentioned was that we felt the least flavorful part of the dish was the chicken. Any recommendations?

    • This recipe is beyond delicious. I am a diabetic who is trying to lose weight. I sent it to my best friend, who is always trying to eat well. 

  135. Holy Yum…This was fantastic!

  136. Fantastic recipe!!! So easy and delicious! Thank you, Gina!

  137. I would like to try to do this today.

  138. I love noodles since I've been living in Japan. Now I still love them for sure. Your Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles looks really yummy! The pictures say them all. Thanks for sharing this. Can't wait to try the recipes. 🙂

  139. Would there be a substitute for red chili paste?

  140. Made this yesterday and it came out AMAZING! I think next time I may cut the chicken into thinner slices to give it more of a stir fry feel and crush the peanuts so that more bites get that awesome peanut flavor. My boyfriend and I ate this up so fast and we were commenting about how you don't miss regular noodles. I'll definitely be trying more of your zoodle recipes since zucchinis are abundant in our garden!
    Thank you Gina for all of your amazing recipes!

  141. Gina – Making this tonight! Your Asian Peanut Noodle Recipe is one of my favorite of all time. Wondering what you would do differently to the sauce if using zoodles?? It seems like as is may have too much liquid since the noodles add water. Also – I pre-purchased 3 of your cookbooks to share the love with my friends. Thank you for all of the great healthy recipe ideas. You deserve so much success with your cookbook!

  142. I tried this recipe last night and it came out amazing! It was the first time using my spiralizer too and I was so happy with the results. I loved the spiciness of this recipe because it was not overpowering. It really reminded me of Chinese takeout which I have a weakness for. I will definitely be making this dish more often!

  143. I cooked this for my Husband this evening. We both loved it! So nice to enjoy this healthy version with drastically fewer calories and fat than the restaurant/fast food version of Kung Pao 🙂

  144. Yummy!! And it looks so simple too, I will definitely be making these in the near future. Thanks!

  145. First of all, please keep the zoodle recipes coming!! Love them!!
    Second of all, my family doesn't eat peanuts. I'm trying to adjust the calories but anything I can find online provides the nutritional info based on weight (ounces) rather than tablespoons. Could you (or someone) either tell me how many ounces 2 tbsps. comes out to be… or tell me what the nutritional info for those 2 tbsps are so I can subtract?

  146. How would you feel about using tofu shirataki noodles instead of zoodles? I love to cook and always say I own every gadget, spice, and ingredient under the sun (except a pressure cooker (I'VE JUST INTRODUCED MYSELF TO CANNING AND I DO LOVE IT!) and an immersion blender (I REFUSE TO BLEND WITH ANYTHING OTHER THAN MY BLENDTEC!) I honestly have reached full, and I do mean FULL capacity when it comes to my kitchen. I'd hate to buy another gadget to just regretfully shove it in an open space in a random cabinet. So in short, how would you consider a packet of tofu shirtaki noodles in place?

  147. I made this tonight and it was fantastic!

  148. Gina, is there anything you can substitute for the chili paste?

  149. Just made it! Great!

  150. Love all your zoodle recipes, most creative AND DELICIOUS; keep them coming! Thanks

  151. Hi Gina: I made this tonight and I ate the whole recipe. Sigh. But I had the points so its not too bad but still. I live in Canada, and I see all the spiral cutters at the different stores. I bought mine at the Paderno outlet store but not the Paderno version but the West Park product from Germany. Its a beauty but it also cost a lot more but it works very very well.

  152. I never feel compelled to write reviews on things, but this recipe was so excellent that I had to write a review! I unfortunately forgot to buy peanuts at the store but didn't miss them. It was so quick and easy and I will definitely make again 🙂

  153. Made this last night, it was really good! Lots of flavor.

  154. Gina, besides the paderno brand, I would like the pasta round like you and live in Ontario. . Do you know of other makes? Something that doesn't take too much space in kitchen ? Tnx. Looks yummy

  155. Oh thank you for this recipe… I ADORE zoodles and I am so happy to find new inspiration for my kitchen experiments… Hehe. Thank you so much! xo


  156. We made this tonight as well, and really enjoyed it, what a nice refreshing taste for cooking…..the spiral zucchini was very tasty with it, so Mother ordered one for herself too. …. Oh and yes do use the chili paste, it helps to speed up your metabolism and really after the first bite it's nicely spiced. YUMMY, Thanks!!

  157. Made this tonight and it was delicious! First time I'd used my spirali and will definitely be making this again very soon.

  158. Do you think this dish would keep well overnight for reheating or would the zoodles get too soft and squishy?

    • Nevermind, tried it out myself, reheated it's more like a stew. I found the sauce much too bland for my taste, next time will either increase the quantities of soy sauce and sambal oelek or just try out a different recipe altogether.

  159. Gina, would honey work in place of the sugar? I'm making this tonight and also adding a bit of edamame!

  160. This recipe sounds like a must-make. Reading the recipe brings back to mind the best Kung Pao Chicken I ever had, at a long-defunct restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. I think that one might have had some straw mushrooms in it, too, which would be a nice addition. Thank you for posting this.

  161. How do you keep your zoodle meals from turning really watery? I always end up with a puddle 🙁

  162. Looks delicious! I have only made the 'zoodles' (love that name) with an avocado basil pesto, but this I have to try!

  163. This looks amazing, I need to make some of this asap!

  164. Absolutely LOOOOVE this! You fooled me I thought there were regular noodles in this too!

  165. Just bought a spiralizer. Would be perfect for this!

  166. What a cool use of zucchini noodles!

  167. Going to try this out today for dinner. It looks so tempting, simple, pretty and delicious. ooh can't wait for dinner.

  168. This looks amazing right about now! Thanks 🙂

  169. Looks awesome!


  170. ahh i need a spiralizer ASAP!

    • Yes, get one. I have the Paderno as well. I bought it from Amazon. I love it! Zoodles are so yummy. And I even used the spiralizer on an apple for my 4 year old son. He called them "apple snakes".

  171. I love my paderno slicer too and this looks like another perfect dish to try it out on! I love kung pao chicken and including zoodles is genius!

  172. Gina, I love Zoodles, but every time I make them I notice that my dish is watery. How do you not make them so watery??

    • I mentioned above I used it to my advantage in this dish to make a sauce but for other dishes the key is cooking it under 2 minutes (closer to 1 1/2) and quickly removing them from the pan.

  173. Gina we need a zoodle version of the sesame noodles! Have you done anything with this?

  174. Is there a substitute for the red chili paste or would it be OK without?

  175. I can not wait to try this one!! I made cauliflower fried rice for lunch today (for myself and mom!!) Im super excited to try Kung Pao Chicken!! 🙂 I love zoodles!!! What kind of spiraler do you have?


  176. YUM! I love Kung Pao Chicken but Kung Pao Chicken with Zoodles!?!?! Great idea, Gina! Can't wait to try it!

  177. Going to have to try this as it looks amazing and delicious!


  178. Can you say a little more about the BB&B slicer? Which one, they sell at least two. I'm tempted to buy the Paderno but it looks like it needs more storage space than the ones I've seen at BB&B.

    • The one that looks like the Paderno, it's called Spirooli with 3 blades. It works fine but the noodles come out flatter, also I think the other is better made.

    • My Spirooli worked fine….until the plastic disintegrated after a few months of fairly light use. It's now in pieces in the garbage

  179. This looks delicious! I've just started out on WW and definitely looking for more and more recipes that won't break my point bank!

  180. Perfect weeknight meal my whole fam will love!

  181. To be clear…you say "6 oz. chicken breasts" (plural) and this recipe makes two servings…are you using two 6 oz chicken breasts or one 6 oz. chicken breast? I love your recipes and the great nutritional information you provide!

  182. Gina, do you think the recipe would taste as good if I substituted yellow summer squash for the zucchini? I ask because I have a garden and it's coming out of my ears right now.

  183. I love Kung Pao chicken and I love zoodles. Can't wait to put them together. Looks like Chinese "eat-in" for dinner this week.

  184. I'm curious also as to why you prefer the Paderno one. I'm wondering because I just purchased the one from bed bath & beyond. Thanks gina!

    • There's nothing wrong with the one you just purchased, but since I have something to compare it to, I like how the noodles come out round with the Paderno, they are a little flat with the Spirooli, and only 3 blades.

    • Is the paderno sold in Canadian stores? Tnx

    • Hi,
      Paderno is actually a Canadian company, from P.E.I.

    • Yup, I just go mine from the Paderno website a week ago, it's on sale during their annual clearance. It was on sale for the regular price on Amazon.ca, but since they've been sold-out every time I've tried to purchase it from them, I just ordered it straight from Paderno. Shipped from PEI to ON in about a week. Excited to try this as my first recipe with it!

  185. So Gina you have more than one spiralizer?

  186. That looks delicious! Love the use of zucchini noodles 🙂