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Garlic-Basil Chicken With Zoodles Recipe

For Paleo eaters, many traditional Italian dishes are off-limits, especially those made with “whole-grain” ingredients. We love creating recipes like this one that allows you to enjoy the best of the Italian flavors without giving up Paleo standards.

Garlic-Basil Chicken With Zoodles

In this dish, you’ll be prepping a simple garlic chicken breast course accompanied by an all-in-one tomato sauce and zucchini noodles bowl. The zoodle substitution allows you to enjoy Italian without imbibing in the grain-filled pasta so common in most Italian foods.

For this recipe, you’ll need to create zucchini zoodles using a spiralizer. This nifty kitchen tool is perfect for transforming vegetables into pasta replacements and is usually inexpensive and easy to use.

While some food processors include a spiralizer attachment, you can easily find these in most stores as a stand-alone products. Manual spiralizers aren’t too expensive either, and veggies like zucchini are easy to work with. If zucchini isn’t your thing, you can always pair this with another zoodle option.

For this dish, you have the benefit of a complete meal without needing to add side dishes to round things out. One of the ways we do like to pair this, however, is with a simple, cold salad. A great option for this is the fresh vegetable salad with black olives – you can customize this based on your preferences.

Garlic-Basil Chicken With Zoodles Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 25 min Cook: 45 min

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Tomato Sauce and Zoodles

Garlic-Basil Chicken With Zoodles Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, paprika, garlic, and basil; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Brush the chicken with the lemon-basil mixture evenly and place it on a baking dish.
  4. Cook, the chicken for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Add onions and garlic; cook for 5 minutes or until soft.
  7. Add in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil, salt, and pepper; stir to combine.
  8. Simmer the sauce for 12 to 15 minutes and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  9. Add the zucchini to the tomato sauce and toss until well coated.
  10. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the zoodles are soft.
  11. Serve the chicken with the tomato sauce zoodles.
Garlic-Basil Chicken With Zoodles Recipe
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Garlic-Basil Chicken With Zoodles Recipe

Looking for a quick and simple Paleo take on Italian? This all in one dish includes chicken, sauce, and zoodles for a complete plate.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, chicken zoodles, garlic basil
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 529kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large zucchinis spiralized
  • 6 tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 F.
  • In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, paprika, garlic, and basil; season with salt and pepper to taste.
    1/4 cup fresh basil, 4 garlic cloves, 2 tsp. paprika, ¼ cup olive oil, Juice and zest of 1 lemon, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Brush the chicken with the lemon-basil mixture evenly and place on a baking dish.
    4 chicken breasts, 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • Cook the chicken 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
    2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Add onions and garlic; cook for 5 minutes or until soft.
    1/2 onion, 4 garlic cloves
  • Add in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil, salt and pepper; stir to combine.
    1 cup tomato sauce, 2 tbsp. tomato paste, 1/2 cup fresh basil, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, 6 tomatoes
  • Simmer the sauce 12 to 15 minutes and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  • Add the zucchini to the tomato sauce and toss until well coated.
    2 large zucchinis
  • Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until the zoodles are soft.
  • Serve the chicken with the tomato sauce zoodles.

Nutrition

Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 1071mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2065IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 4mg