Whole30 Pesto Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lbs chicken
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup basil finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Kale Cashew Basil Pesto or homemade
  • 2 large zucchini spiralized with water squeezed out

Instructions

  • Heat one tbsp olive oil in pan. Sauté chicken until browned on all sides, about 20 minutes.
  • While chicken is cooking, halve tomatoes, spiralize zucchini and chop garlic/herbs
  • Once chicken is browned, remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add an additional tablespoon of olive oil to the same pan. Heat olive oil, and add in 1 tbsp minced garlic. Sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in cherry tomatoes, salt, pepper and herbs to olive oil/garlic mixture. Sauté for 5 minutes or until tomatoes are soft
  • Once tomatoes are softened, stir in pesto and return chicken to the pan.
  • Using tongs, gently toss in raw zucchini noodles, coating evenly in tomato/pesto mixture. Saute for an additional 1-2 minutes over medium heat until zucchini starts to soften.
  • Serve + enjoy.
  • Optional if not whole30 – top with parmesan cheese!

 

 

Source: https://thecleaneatingcouple.com/whole30-pesto-chicken-zucchini-noodles/