It’s getting cold now. It’s time to shift from cold and wet salads to comfort foods. Below is a warming and nourishing dish for you to try this week. Make extras for leftovers.
Tip: When cooking the zoodles, make sure you don’t overcook. Zucchini gets soggy. The recipe calls for 1 minute, please be mindful of this. The zucchini should be al dente.
4 INGREDIENT GARLIC CHICKEN ZOODLES BY @gimmedelicious (instagram)
2 Medium chicken breasts cut into ½ inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves of garlic minced or crushed
3 zucchini spiralized or store bought
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes *optional
salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large heavy-duty pan to medium/high heat.
Add olive oil and minced garlic. Cook garlic for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until fragrant. Be careful not to burn garlic.
Add chicken, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper.
Cook chicken for 5-6 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
Toss in spiralized zoodles and cook for 1 minute then turn off heat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.
Ricka Baker, founder of Love Kick www.rickabakerlovekick.com