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Overhead view of a plate of chicken Alfredo with zucchini noodles with red chili flakes on top.
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Chicken Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles

This Chicken Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles is the perfect dinner that your family will love. It’s low in carbs, easy to make, and filling. This healthy meal comes together quickly and easily in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Justin Coit

Equipment

  • Large skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb zucchini spiralized into noodles
  • cup sour cream

Optional Garnishes:

  • grated parmesan
  • chili flakes
  • fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken breasts into strips and season with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once shimmering, add the chicken and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes on both sides, until cooked through and the internal temperature has reached 165 F. Set aside to rest.
  • In the same pan, saute the garlic until fragrant, then add the zucchini noodles and continue to cook until the noodles have just become al dente (still a little crunchy). Make sure not too cook them too long or the pan will become too watery.
  • Add the sour cream and stir until well combined.
  • Plate the chicken over the zucchini noodles and garnish with the grated parmesan, chili flakes, and fresh chopped parsley.

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Notes

  • If you do not have a spiralizer, you can buy pre-cut zucchini noodles in most grocery stores. You can also use a knife and cut thin strips. 
  • When cooking the chicken in the skillet, make sure you do not overcrowd the pan, as it’ll lead to the chicken steaming instead of searing. 
  • Pan the zucchini noodles dry with a paper towel before adding them to the pan to avoid introducing additional moisture.
  • For more flavor, you can add more parmesan cheese to make the sauce thicker and more flavorful. 
  • As you do not peel the zucchinis, make sure to wash the zucchini and pat them dry before spiralizing them.

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1025mg | Potassium: 834mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1434IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2mg