March 22, 2023
Gluten-free | Dairy-free | Sugar-free | Low carb | No added fats or oils
Why it's delicious
When you coin a phrase there is a certain level of excitement that goes along with creating something new. That's exactly how I felt about this Chicken Fettuzzine dish after being challenged by someone that was sick of soggy zucchini noodles.
This dish is delightful, super quick and simple and eliminates the watery noodle forever!
Helpful hints + tips
I create my zucchini ribbons with a Rex potato peeler which is a wide potato peeler and perfect for ribbons and speed peeling.
You can use lean chicken mince, beef mince or lamb for this dish.
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp tamari
- 70-100 g (2.5-3.5 oz) lean chicken mince (ground chicken)
- 1 clove raw garlic, minced
- ½ tsp freshly minced ginger
- Himalayan salt and pepper to taste.
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp ground coriander
- 2 tsp freshly chopped coriander stalks
- 100 ml (3.5 fl oz) water
- 250 g (8.8 oz) zucchini, peeled into ribbons
- Small handful fresh basil, mint or coriander leaves, finely shredded
- For the mince, heat a large frying pan or wok on medium to high heat with a teaspoon of tamari. Quickly add raw garlic and ginger and stir fry for 30 seconds and then add the chicken mince and using a wooden spoon, break up the chicken into small pieces. Season well with salt and pepper.
- Allow the mince to cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently and then add the cumin and coriander powders along with the chopped coriander stalks. Stir in well.
- Stir the remaining 1 tablespoon of tamari into the 100 mls (3.5 fl oz) water and add the liquid to the mince. At this stage it may look like you are making mince soup, but don't be concerned! As the liquid reduces down it creates a wonderfully tasty gravy!
- Cook the liquid down for about 5 minutes or until it has formed a thick gravy. Taste for flavour, adding more salt and pepper to taste.
- Toss in the zucchini ribbons and stir fry briefly for a minute and remove immediately from the heat. Add the finely shredded fresh herbs and mix gently before serving in a deep bowl.