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Zucchini Noodles with Chicken, Cilantro and Lime

5 from 3 reviews

Zucchini Noodles with Chicken, Cilantro and Lime is delicious 20 minute, healthy and gluten free dinner idea. If you don’t have a spiralizer, just chop zucchini.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 3 large zucchini
  • 1.5 lbs boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp any small hot pepper/jalapeño or to taste, seeded and minced (leave seeds in for very hot version)
  • 1 medium or 1/2 large lime, juice of
  • 3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)

Instructions

  1. Using a spiralizer, make zucchini noodles, transfer into a large bowl and set aside. You can also chop zucchini into any size pieces, if you don’t have the gadgets for making zucchini noodles.
  2. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on high heat and add chicken. Saute until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add cumin, 1/2 tsp salt and ground black pepper towards the end, stir and cook for another minute. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Wipe clean or wash and pat dry the skillet and return to the stove on high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add zucchini noodles. Saute for 1.5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add previously cooked chicken, remaining salt, small hot peppers/jalapeños, lime juice and cilantro. Stir gently and serve hot.

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 48 hours.

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