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It’s about time I tried out this zucchini noodle craze! I’ve been wanting to try making my own “zoodles” for a while now, so I looked at a few recipes to figure out how to cook them and then I just went for it and made my own recipe.
What’s so great about zoodles anyways?
When I first heard about making noodles out of zucchini I thought it seemed a bit strange and wasn’t quite sure if I would like it. However, the more I heard others rave about how good it was, my curiosity began to peek. After all, who doesn’t love pasta? Sometimes pasta is just heavenly, but loading on all those carbs isn’t always the best. Zucchini pasta is a great healthy alternative. In an entire zucchini, there are only about 35 calories and 6 carbs. Not bad at all because that makes a large serving (I usually eat 2/3 of a zucchini per meal). If you compare that to a serving of pasta (1/2 cup dry pasta), there are about 200 calories and 42 carbs! I love to make healthy meals, and this makes a huge difference. Plus the zucchini actually tastes like pasta in the end.
Serves: 3 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 lb. chicken breast
2 medium to large zucchinis
Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic
- Cut up the chicken breast into small bite-sized cubes.
- Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium or large skillet. Add the minced garlic. Cook chicken over medium heat, flipping every couple minutes to ensure thorough cooking.
- While the chicken is cooking, wash your zucchinis off. Use your zucchini spiralizer to turn the zucchini into noodles. Be sure to break off the noodles every time they reach your desired length.
- Once your chicken is completely cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
- Put 1 more tablespoon of olive oil onto the skillet. Place your zucchini noodles on the pan and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes. The noodles should be warmed and softer than they were before.
- Evenly divide the zoodles onto 3 plates. Place desired amount of chicken on top. Drizzle each dish with about 2 tablespoons of the Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing.
Note: If you like to meal prep like me, just place the zoodles and chicken in each meal prep container. Don’t put the dressing on until you’ve reheated it and you’re ready to eat.