So I like to get the majority of my carbs before and after my workout. Not many carbs are consumed after lunch in other words unless I have some fruit for a snack or with dessert. So this Spicy Mustard Chicken and Zoodles dish was a perfect dinner for this week. I wanted something like my Honey Mustard Chicken that I randomly concocted a few weeks back but on this detox diet I’m doing for two weeks, honey is not allowed. (cutting out the added sugars). I like that my sugar intake is lower so I’m sticking with that one pretty well. But I had to come up with a different version of the honey mustard chicken – I went with SPICY mustard and incorporated some hot sauce instead.
The sauce turned out pretty good – it’s mostly mustard but I spread it out with some chicken broth. I wanted it to thicken so when I cooked the chicken on the stove I tossed it with the sauce and some tapioca starch (corn-free version of corn starch basically).
The zoodles of course are your low-carb option for pasta. Justin made pasta with his and chopped up/sauteed his portion of zucchini. I just like to spiralize things.
The sauce could have been spicier in my opinion but I thought I put loads of hot sauce in it…I wanted to watch the sodium content and hot sauce is loaded with that. However, you could always add some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the mix and heat it up a bit.
This is an easy meal prep meal too. Just cook a ton of chicken, make the sauce, and spiralize the noodles and then portion it out into meal-sized containers and you’re good for the week. I used about 2 medium zucchini for my noodles and got 4 meals out of it. The zoodles shrink so it will look like you’re making a lot – but it’s the opposite of pasta. You really can’t make too many zoodles.