Keto & Low-Carb Lean and Green Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Grilled Chicken

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Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Grilled Chicken
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Who doesn't love fresh, sweet tomatoes, heaping helping of zucchini and fresh basil! This Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Grilled Chicken is amazing alternative to heavier pastas or spaghetti, plus you still get all those flavors!

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Cooking Time
15 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes

About Chris Sloan

Chris Sloan, OPTAVIA Coach 75lbs weight loss

My name is Chris Sloan and I, like so many others struggled with my weight for years not realizing the toll being overweight was taking on my body. At the beginning of 2021 I began to take my weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 75 lbs so far on the OPTAVIA optimal weight 5 in 1 Plan! It's been amazing, and while my journey isn't over, I'm well on my way!

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Lean & Green Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Grilled Chicken Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Low Calorie Italian Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese Halved
  • 1/3 oz Pine Nuts
  • 1 pt Cooking spray
  • 2 large Zucchini
  • 1 1/2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 2 cup Cherry Tomatoes Halved
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Lean & Green Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Grilled Chicken Instructions

  1. To make pesto, combine the salad dressing, basil, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, and pine nuts in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a lightly greased skillet over medium heat, cook zucchini noodles until just tender about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in pesto and remaining Parmesan cheese, then remove from heat.
  3. Add tomatoes, top with grilled chicken, and garnish with crushed red pepper flakes.

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We loved this recipe. Turned out better than we thought - actually delicious and the consistency of the "noodles" was excellent. Only change I made was using a 1/3 cup of pine nuts instead of 1/3 oz. I assumed that was a typo?

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