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Easy Chicken and Zoodles

Curly zoodles are not only a great low-calorie option, they are also quite tasty!
Easy Chicken and Zoodles

Ready to join the low-carb diet bandwagon? Then replace your regular wheat-based noodles with zucchini ones! Curly zoodles are not only a great low-calorie option, they are also quite tasty. Combined with leftover rotisserie chicken, cherry tomatoes, and bathed in a zesty lemon garlic sauce, these will be your new favorite meal!

Easy Chicken and Zoodles

What’s In Garlic Chicken Zoodles Recipe?

To make this low-carb meal, you will need:

  • Large zucchinis
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Leftover rotisserie chicken
  • Parsley
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Easy Chicken and Zoodles

How To Cook Zucchini Noodles?

It is super easy and quick to cook zoodles. Follow these simple steps:

  1. To make zucchini spirals, julienne them using a mandolin or a spiralizing tool.
  2. Saute the zoodles: heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and saute the zoodles for about 3 minutes. They should be cooked but still a bit crunchy. Do not overcook them.
  3. Place the zoodles in a colander and let them drain the excess liquid.
  4. Using a paper towel, wipe down the skillet, add another tablespoon of olive oil and saute the onions and cherry tomatoes for about 2 minutes. Add the shredded chicken and parsley and cook until the tomatoes are soft.
  5. Make the sauce: in a small bowl combine the lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
  6. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken, add the drained zoodles, and cook for about 2-3 minutes until all is heated through. Mix in the parmesan cheese and serve while hot.

Easy Chicken and Zoodles

Do I Need A Special Tool to Make Zucchini Noodles?

The best option is to have a spiralizing tool, but if you don’t have one, using a mandolin with the julienne blade will do. If you don’t own a mandolin and you have good knife skills, slice the zucchini into even thin slices and then cut these slices into julienne.

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Easy Chicken and Zoodles

Easy Chicken and Zoodles

Easy Chicken and Zoodles

Curly zoodles are not only a great low-calorie option, they are also quite tasty!
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 429kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 large zucchini
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken shredded (or cooked chicken breast)
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  • To make zucchini spirals, julienne them using a mandolin or a spiralizing tool.
  • Saute the zoodles: heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and saute the zoodles for about 3 minutes. They should be cooked but still a bit crunchy. Do not overcook them.
  • Place the zoodles in a colander and let them drain the excess liquid.
  • Using a paper towel, wipe down the skillet, add another tablespoon of olive oil and saute the onions and cherry tomatoes for about 2 minutes. Add the shredded chicken and parsley and cook until the tomatoes are soft.
  • Make the sauce: in a small bowl combine the lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Drizzle the sauce over the chicken, add the drained zoodles, and cook for about 2-3 minutes until all is heated through. Mix in the parmesan cheese and serve while hot.

Notes

  1. If you are not using a spiralizing tool or mandolin, try cutting the zucchini strips roughly the same size so they cook evenly.
  2. Do not overcook the zoodles or they will become mushy and fall apart.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 27g

Easy Chicken and Zoodles

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