Pad Thai Chicken

This is one of my favorite meals to load up on veggies all in one dish. Its yummy piping hot or just warm which makes it great in the middle of winter or the heat of summer. I've also substituted green beans for the snap peas. I think I will try a version with broccoli too.  Watch this recipe being made: click here

Paleo Pad Thai

Grilled chicken thigh or breast, diced (serving size for 2)

2 cups cooked spaghetti squash

1 cup snap peas, slivered

½ onion, sliced thin

2 eggs

1 Tbsp coconut aminos

Cooking fat of your choice

2 batches sunshine sauce

Heat about 1 tablespoon of cooking fat in a pan over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and snap peas until crispy-tender. Not too long! Then set aside.

Heat a little more cooking fat in the pan. Pour in one egg and let it spread out into pancake. Mix the raw eggs with the coconut aminos. Cook the eggs in a flat sheet until they are set and beginning to brown, then flip to slightly brown the other side. Cut the eggs into strips then set aside.

Heat a little more cooking fat in the pan. Add the spaghetti squash, peas and onions, eggs and chicken. Stir fry until heated through. Add the sunshine sauce and stir fry until everything is mixed well and heated through.

Top with any or all of these:

Chopped cashews, almonds or sunflower seeds

Chopped scallions

Chopped cilantro

A squeeze of lime juice

Sunshine Sauce

2 Tablespoons Sunbutter

2 Tablespoons lime juice

½ clove garlic, crushed

½ teaspoon chili-garlic paste

1 teaspoon coconut aminos

Dried or fresh grate ginger to taste

2 Tablespoons water, if needed

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender, except water. If desired, slowly add water until the sauce reaches your desired thickness.

About the author

Coach Nancy

Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach. Nancy was recognized in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the “Best of the Best” Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.

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