Keto Chicken and Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

You don’t have to sneak healthy veggies into your meals when they taste THIS good.

Replacing pasta with zucchini noodles is delicious. Add to fresh-from-home pesto and grilled chicken, and you have an amazing meal.

Tip: To make the zucchini noodles, I used this micro plane spiral cutter found on Amazon.com (pictured above) or try using a cheese grater turned on its side. Collin’s favorite is this World Cuisine Spiral Vegetable Slicer.


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Chicken Pesto Zucchini Noodles
Try this delicious homemade pesto on zucchini noodles for a delicious and healthy dinner.
Course Keto, Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 large chicken breasts grilled
  • 5 zucchinis sliced into noodles
  • teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
For the Fresh Pesto
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 oz. pine nuts walnuts, or shelled pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Course Keto, Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 large chicken breasts grilled
  • 5 zucchinis sliced into noodles
  • teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
For the Fresh Pesto
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 oz. pine nuts walnuts, or shelled pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine pesto ingredients in a food processor or high powered blender and pulse until mixture is coarsely ground. Makes about 1 cup prepared pesto.
  2. Shred zucchini into noodles and sauté in a pan with olive oil on the stove for just a few minutes. Be careful not to overcook. Salt & Pepper to taste.
  3. Combine pesto with noodles. Top with sliced grilled chicken.

My family absolutely loved this meal – the zucchini noodles rock!

They are super light but also very satisfying! The pesto was super flavorful and yummy as well. If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to make your own pesto, feel free to grab a jar at the store instead.

Grilling Tip: I use a cast iron grill pan like this one for grilling indoors, and I LOVE it!


Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pesto Zucchini Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 227mg 9%
Potassium 548mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0.4g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 125%
Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 34%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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