by Olena

Chicken Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

by Olena

Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles - One skillet dinner recipe with your choice of protein, toasted almonds, grape tomatoes and vegan kale pesto. | ifoodreal.com

I made vegan kale pesto which turned out fantastic and then mixed with zucchini noodles for myself and whole wheat spaghetti for the boys.

One of the most delicious dinners I have had in the past weeks.

Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles - One skillet dinner recipe with your choice of protein, toasted almonds, grape tomatoes and vegan kale pesto. | ifoodreal.com

If you are into pesto and real pasta, check out this super popular healthy pasta recipe.

Enjoy!

Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles - One skillet dinner recipe with your choice of protein, toasted almonds, grape tomatoes and vegan kale pesto. | ifoodreal.com

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Chicken Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles – One skillet dinner recipe with your choice of protein, toasted almonds, grape tomatoes and vegan kale pesto.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Prepare pesto. Using a spiralizer, make zucchini noodles. Set both aside.
  2. Preheat large non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Add chicken or tofu, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until golden brown or chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Return skillet to low heat and add almonds. Cook until lightly brown, stirring frequently and watching closely not to burn. Push almonds to the side and add zucchini noodles. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Noodles should be just a tiny bit cooked and warmed through.
  4. Add previously cooked tofu or chicken, pesto and grape tomatoes. Gently toss and remove from heat. Serve hot.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 day.

Notes

*Pesto will stay fresh refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. I found a whole batch of pesto was too much.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. This recipe looks so light and refreshing after all of the heavy holiday stuff! Can’t wait to try it. But I have only the little hand spiral veg cutter. And it is too labor intensive to do a lot of anything. I think I did one carrot, washed it and tossed it back into the drawer.

    I will be more tempted to buy the larger faster version now that I know that they work. But I haven’t really noticed any for under $50.00, and that would convince me a lot faster.

  2. Hi Olena,

    Thanks for another great recipe, I think I will try it tonight. I will probably do half tofu (which I love) and half chicken for the hubby. I think we got the same Spiralizer I got mine at Superstore and was excited as I was keeping my eyes open for a reasonably priced one. I have one question, do you think this recipe would hold up to have for lunch the day after or do you think it would be soggy ?

    1. Yes, that is my spiralizer.:) Yes. I forgot about these leftovers and had them last night after 3 days in the fridge and noodles were crunchy. They are barely cooked in the first place so they should be perfectly fine. I will even change storage instructions.

  3. My sister got me a knock off spiralizer for Christmas and I was hyped! It was a good surprise too because some of her gifts can be, um, weird! And my husbands are worse. He got me an alligator head one year and I freaked! SO anyhow, I’m excited because I’m ready to be a spiralizer. We eat almost no processed junk either so I’m always wracking my brain for what to make for dinner. I’m going to sub out the tofu for chicken, there speaking like a true gym teachers wife!

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