Turkey Chow Fun Zoodles Stir Fry is made with stir fry zucchini noodles plus holiday leftover turkey and veggies! This spiralized zucchini noodles stir fry recipe is light, naturally gluten free, and lower in carbs. This healthier chow fun is an easy low carb dinner recipe and it is SO delicious!
This Tamari Turkey Chow Fun Zoodles Stir Fry recipe is sponsored by my friends over at San-J. Thank you for allowing me to talk about their quality Tamari Sauce. All opinions are my own, always.
Get ready to have some Friday fun! Turkey CHOW FUN!
Hey friends! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Are you stuffed? Nah, you’re ready for all the leftovers! Best part if you ask me. You all know we (the Cotters) aren’t too crazy about plain roasted turkey. But using turkey leftovers in recipes, for sure! Which is why I’m obsessed with Turkey Paleo chili, turkey cobb salad , and now this turkey chow fun tamari zoodles recipe!
It’s my new favorite Asian inspired leftover turkey recipe! Super easy to make, light, lower in carbs, gluten free, and oh so tasty. Plus I get to use one of my absolute favorite stir-fry making ingredients; Tamari! Yes, Tamari and Turkey and zucchini noodles (aka zoodles), oh what fun! Haha, pun intended.
So before I dive into this turkey chow fun Tamari zoodle recipe, let’s talk a little bit about Tamari sauces, mmm k? You’ll love knowing what makes this gluten free Asian sauce super duper special, and healthy.
For starters, San-J Tamari is a great gluten free soy sauce. San-J Tamari is definitely a staple in our house; for stir fry recipes and more. But more importantly, San-J Tamari is a better quality Asian gluten free soy sauce. Let me explain this awesome sauce!
You see, San-J’s Tamari is made with Japanese brewing methods handed down through eight generations. Meaning, the soybeans are fermented for up to 6 months! Yep, pretty amazing!
San-J uses only quality non-gmo ingredients including soybeans to make their Tamari Soy Sauce.
It is also certified vegan, gluten free, and free of artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors. Oh I so love that! Regular soy sauce contains both soy/wheat and can be flashed until higher temperature, which degrades the quality and taste. Make sense?
San-J Tamari is made with 100% soy and no wheat so the higher concentration of soy protein makes the taste richer, smoother and more flavorful. Which is why it pairs so nicely in veggie stir fry dishes.
I’ve also used tamari in salads, dressings, and marinades. Can you tell we love tamari? Oh yea! You’re a food science enthusiast like me, you’ll love learning more about the history of San-J Tamari and their brewing process here.
Back to my objective here; holiday leftovers.
What better way to nourish your body while tackling those thanksgiving leftovers than with this naturally gluten free Turkey Chow Fun zucchini stir fry recipe, made with tamari sauce?!
Excuse the run on sentence, but I get excited!
Ya’ll, this dish is light and tasty! The best of both worlds. It’s also incredibly EASY to make.
I’m thinking you need an easy recipe after a week of holiday meal prep and festivities.
What vegetables can you zoodle?
Don’t worry, if you don’t have zucchini to make zoodles, there are a LOT of veggies you can turn into noodles. You can zoodle:
- sweet potatoes
- parsnips (hmm, are those called poodles? Haha)
- broccoli stems
The list goes on… just use your imagination and grab those raw veggies from the fridge!
That being said, let’s get the recipe.
TAMARI TURKEY CHOW FUN ZOODLES (Zucchini Noodles)Print
A Turkey Chow Fun zucchini stir fry recipe made with tamari zucchini noodles! This healthier chow fun stir fry is light, naturally gluten free, and lower in carbs. A chow fun recipe that puts those leftover veggies and turkey to use.
- 3 zucchini (small-medium)
- 1/2 lb roasted turkey or uncooked turkey breast (diced or sliced into strips)
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1 small red chili pepper, chopped
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2–3 tbsp avocado oil or peanut oil
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- Sea salt
- 1 bunch scallions, cut 1-2 inches
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Sesame seeds
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar or shaoxing wine if you have it (in Asian supermarkets)
- 2 tbsp [url] San-J Gluten Free Tamari Soy Sauce ∞http://san-j.com/products/organic-tamari-gluten-free-soy-sauce[/url]
- 2 tsp chili paste (or Sriracha)
- 2–3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp grated ginger or 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp to 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar
- *optional 1tbsp [url] San-J Gluten Free Mongolian Sauce ∞http://san-j.com/products/mongolian-sauce[/url]
- Spiralize the zucchini and pat dry with paper towel. Make sure to get out as much moisture as possible. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can julienne cut or peel into strips.
- Place half over turkey to marinade
- if using uncooked turkey, add 1-2 tsp potato starch
- Add oil and 1 garlic to stir fry pan. Let it bubble and become fragrant 1 minute.
- Add your turkey/sprouts.
- Cook 1-2 minutes, longer if meat is uncooked.
- Add your zucchini noodles and the other ½ of sauce.
- Toss meat with tongs on high for 2-4 minutes.
- Add scallions/pepper. Toss again.
- Drain extra sauce but reserve ¼ to 1/3 cup sauce to serve on top of noodles.
- Top with sesame and chili flakes to garnish. (Feel free to add these in the pot before serving as well).
- Add your reserved sauce to each bowl if desired.
- If you don’t have zucchini, feel free to use another veggie to spiralize for the noodles. Squash, potato, sweet potato, etc.
- Nutrition is estimated, per bowl.
- Category: main, dinner
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: Asian
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 258
- Sugar: 8.1g
- Sodium: 826mg
- Fat: 14.7g
- Saturated Fat: 2.4g
- Carbohydrates: 13.3g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 19.9g
- Cholesterol: 51mg
Keywords: zucchini stir fry, turkey chow fun, zucchini noodles stir fry, low carb dinner recipe, gluten free dinner recipe, leftover turkey recipes
Turkey Chow Fun Serving Suggestions
This turkey chow fun zoodles stir fry recipe is a keeper, even after the holidays.
It can feed the family or you can make it just for one. Great for lunches, meal plan recipe, or whenever you feel like homemade takeout! Sure does come in handy when you want to clean up your meals but keep the taste. Ya know? Oh I know you know!
If you are looking for a great spiralizer to make zucchini stir fry noodles (or ANY spiralized veggies) I bought mine on Amazon (Affiliate link, just FYI).
It has 5 blades which makes all kinds of different noodles shapes, including a wider/flat noodle shape similar to that of chow fun rice noodles, pictured above.
Grab some chop sticks and dig in to the stir fry zucchini noodles! Heck, just grab the bowl and slurp. Totally allowed!
What’s your favorite leftover Turkey recipe? Ever tried Tamari Soy Sauce? Now’s the perfect time!
Cheers to the Long weekend!