Peanut Zucchini Noodle Salad with Chicken

By Joy Howard, EatingWell | August 16th, 2023

Oodles of ‘zoodles’ make this salad healthy and delicious

Joy Howard, EatingWell, provides this recipe for zucchini noodle salad with peanuts and peanut sauce

You’ll end up with more peanut sauce than you need in this zucchini noodle recipe, and that’s a good thing! It makes a great dip or stir-fry sauce.

Peanut Zucchini Noodle Salad with Chicken

Serves 4

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 4 cups spiralized zucchini noodles (1 large)
  • 3 cups spiralized red cabbage (about 1/2 small head)
  • 1 cup spiralized carrot (1 large)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (8 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted roasted peanuts


  1. Combine peanut butter, water, lime juice, brown sugar, tamari (or soy sauce), fish sauce, hot sauce and garlic in a blender. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Combine zucchini noodles, cabbage, carrot and cilantro in a large bowl. Add 1 cup of the dressing (reserve the rest for another use) and toss to coat. Top the salad with chicken and peanuts. Serve immediately.

To make ahead: Refrigerate sauce (Step 1) for up to three days.

Recipe nutrition per serving: 347 Calories, Total Fat: 19 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 49 mg, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Fiber: 5 g, Total Sugars: 9 g, Added Sugars: 3 g, Protein: 26 g, Sodium: 745 mg, Potassium: 643 mg, Iron: 2 mg, Folate: 50 mcg, Calcium: 62 mg, Vitamin A: 3890 IU, Vitamin C: 47 mg.

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