Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pesto zoodles with chicken and roasted tomatoes

I got a spiralizer this summer (for under $10 on Amazon) and have only used it a couple of times, but saw this recipe on Pinterest and really wanted to try it! Not only are "zoodles" healthy, but they mix up our dinners since we've been having a ton of salads lately. It's nice to have a hot meal! 

This is a super easy recipe especially if you already have grilled chicken on hand like I did.

Pesto "Zoodles" with Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes
Three chicken breasts, grilled and sliced (you could also use pre-cooked/packaged kind like from Trader Joe's) 
1/4 cup pesto (I bought mine)
4 "grocery store sized" zucchinis (I've tried to spiralize the giant garden grown kind and it doesn't work very well)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into halves 
2 TBL olive oil
Parmesan to top
Salt & Pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 400. Toss your cherry tomato halves with 1 TBL olive oil, salt and pepper to coat. Place on a foil lined baking sheet and roast for 10-15 minutes until they start to caramelize. I also blasted mine with the broiler on high for a minute to get a little charring on them. Meanwhile, spiralize your zucchini into long noodle-like shapes. In large skillet, place your remaining TBL olive oil on medium heat and get warm. Cook your zoodles for a few minutes until just soft (make sure not to overcook). Then toss with pesto and top with chicken and your roasted tomatoes. Top with more S&P, and parm to taste. 



  1. Zoodles are the BEST!! This looks so delicious and sounds flavorful!!

  2. Yum, this sounds really good! Every time I see a recipe with zoodles it makes me want to go out and buy a spiraler!

  3. I keep saying I'm going to make zoodles but haven't found the right recipe to go with them! I am DEFINITELY giving this a try this week!

  4. I keep seeing zoodles everywhere, but do they taste like pasta? this recipe looks delicious!

    liz @ j for joiner

  5. Yummmmmmmmm! Love everything about this dish, especially that it incorporates zoodles <3
    Green Fashionista


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