Chicken and Zucchini Noodle Caprese

Sauteed bite-sized chicken breast and grape tomatoes cooked with spiralized zucchini, fresh mozzarella and basil   an easy 30-minute meal!

Sauteed bite-sized chicken breast and grape tomatoes cooked with spiralized zucchini, fresh mozzarella and basil   an easy 30-minute meal!

When making zoodles (zucchini noodles) I prefer a thicker noodle because it has more of bite and I’m careful not to overcook them so they don’t get watery. Under two minutes is all they need, then I quickly remove them from the hot skillet or they will keep cooking.

The Inspiralizer is the best spiralizer out there in my opinion, all the blades are built-in so easy clean-up and it’s tough enough to cut through a butternut squash with ease. If you don’t own one, you may want to put this one on your holiday wish list!

Chicken Zucchini Noodle Caprese – a 15-minute meal!
Chicken Zucchini Noodle Caprese – a 15-minute meal!

Chicken and Zucchini Noodle Caprese

Sauteed bite-sized chicken breast and grape tomatoes cooked with spiralized zucchini, fresh mozzarella and basil   an easy 30-minute meal!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut 1/2-inch cubes
  • kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3/4 lb grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 large zucchini, spiralized with Blade D
  • 2 oz fresh mini mozzarella balls, cut in half

Directions:

  1. Start by spriralizing the zucchini using blade D if you have the Inspiralizer, or the thickest noodle blade your spiralizer has.
  2. Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and oregano.
  3. In a large non-stick pan set over med-high heat, heat 1/2 tablespoon of the oil.
  4. Add the chicken and cook, stirring until browned and cooked through, about 6 minutes. Set aside.
  5. Reduce heat to medium, add the remaining oil and garlic and cook until golden, 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, and crushed red pepper flakes, and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper.
  6. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer, covered, until the tomatoes soften, 15 minutes.
  7. Increase heat to high, stir in the zucchini and basil, season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook 2 minutes.
  8. Add the chicken back to the skillet along with the mozzarella and serve right away.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 2 cups

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 7
  • Points +: 9
  • Calories: 342
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 105mg
  • Sodium: 808mg
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 34g

 

 

21 Day Fix container breakdown per serving: 1 red, 1.5 tsp, 1/2 blue, 2 1/4 green conversion by Coach Brooke

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Chicken Zucchini Noodle Caprese – a 15-minute meal!