Hoisin Citrus Chicken Zucchini Pasta

Today is a pretty exciting day my friends.  I was able to guest post for my second time.  One of my friends has an adorable blog: seekatesew.  You should check it out because it is pretty fantastic!  She blogs about sewing, patterns, and other fun crafty projects, but we decided to join forces on this one.  I made a fun fall recipe and took pictures of it and she provided adorable labels for the jars… wanna know what the recipe is?  Go check it out!  I’ll tell you that it has something to do with pumpkin and something to do with butter:-) Oh it is also AMAZING!  DSC_1476In addition to the guest post we also have a great recipe for you here.  I have been waiting to do this post for a week or so, but something always came up and it got pushed back.  It was worth the wait!  I actually only made enough for one and left it in the fridge for my husband to eat when he got home.  I wasn’t there and he didn’t know it was for him so he made himself something else (wasn’t that nice of him?).  When I got home and discovered that he had already eaten, I happily ate it for my dinner… I was nice though and gave him a bite:-) He was pretty jealous so I promised to make it again soon… Life is rough:-)DSC_1479Do you remember that zucchini pasta I fell in love with?  Well I am still in love!  I eat them as often as I can and I am so happy to be sharing another recipe featuring them!  I love zucchini noodles so much because they really are a great pasta substitute and they make my body feeling light, nourished and happy… all great things in my book.DSC_1492This pasta is pretty simple: noodles, tomatoes and chicken.  The secret to the success is in the sauce.  It was a total experiment.  I opened the fridge and grabbed our Hoisin Sauce and lemon juice and snagged the agave from the cupboard.  I put some of each in a pan and cooked up the chicken in a lake of marinade/sauce.  There is extra sauce on purpose to serve not only as flavoring for the chicken, but the pasta sauce as well.  Once the chicken was cooked and the zucchini and tomatoes were prepared I tossed everything together and added a bit of salt and pepper.  This is a great dinner that doesn’t take a lot of time!DSC_1506

Hoisin Citrus Chicken Zucchini Pasta (serves 2)

2 large zucchinis

4 chicken breasts or thighs

2 tomatoes

1/3 C hoisin garlic sauce

1/4 C lemon juice

1/8 C agave

Salt

Pepper

  1. Thaw chicken, if needed.  Pour Hoisin sauce, lemon juice and agave into a pan.  Add chicken.  Simmer on medium for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  2. While chicken is simmering, grate your zucchini into noodles using whatever tool you have available.  Place noodles into a bowl.  Dice tomatoes and add them to the bowl as well.
  3. Cut the chicken into small pieces and add chicken to the noodles and tomatoes.  Pour remaining sauce over your pasta and toss all the ingredients together.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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