5 from 2 votes

Healthy Chicken Breast Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

Yield: 2 servings
Total Time:
30 mins
When we first made this version with shrimp, we couldn’t believe how satisfied we were when we were craving pad thai and didn’t even miss the rice noodles. Since then, we’ve adapted our popular Pad Thai zucchini noodles with healthy chicken breast and it’s become an instant hit with friends. Another quick option would be to use shredded roast chicken. Just add it in place of the raw chicken and just cook it long enough to heat-through.
Our favorite tool for making zucchini noodles is the Paderno Spiralizer.


For the Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

  • about 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (30ml) (divided)
  • 1 pound chicken breast (455g) , cut into small chunks
  • 2-3 large cloves garlic , minced or crushed
  • 1 small red bell pepper , seeded and sliced thin
  • 3-4 green onions , sliced in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • about 2 cups bean sprouts (480ml)
  • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts (80ml)
  • chopped cilantro , for garnish
  • lime wedges (optional)

For the Sauce:


  1. Make the Sauce: in a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients (rice vinegar, fish sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and chili garlic sauce), set aside. If you want to use sriracha hot sauce, add as much as you like or you can add it afterwards.
  2. Cut the zucchini into noodles or long pasta by using a vegetable spiralizer tool or similar tool.
  3. Heat a large pan on medium-high heat. Add one tablespoon of olive oil (reserve the other half for later). Then add zucchini noodles and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the zucchini noodles are tender. Don't overcook the noodles. The zucchini noodles should be slightly crunchy with a tender bite. 
  4. Let the noodles rest for about 3 minutes to allow all the moisture to release. Remove the noodles from the pan and drain the excess water.
  5. Carefully wipe the same pan remove the excess water, and then re-heat the pan on medium-high heat. Add the remaining olive oil and garlic. Cook the garlic until soft and translucent, about 1 minute. Add the chicken and cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until tender.
  6. Add the bell peppers and green onions. Cook for about 1-2 minutes or until tender. Add the egg and stir in with the vegetables until the egg is cooked.
  7. Add the zucchini noodles back into the same pan, and then add the sauce. Cook for about 1 more minute or until the zucchini noodles are heated through. Then stir in the bean sprouts.
  8. Serve the warm zucchini pad Thai noodles with roasted peanuts and cilantro. If you want to add lime wedges, squeeze some fresh lime juice on the noodles right before serving.

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