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Italian Zoodles with Chicken & Parmesan {THM, Low Carb, Gluten Free}

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So, . . . one day last week I waited too long to eat lunch. Suddenly it was after 1:00 and I was “hangry” (I needed food – NOW)! I found myself in the kitchen with no inspiration for lunch. I was ready to reach for my old standby (Homemade 000 with Berry Sauce), when suddenly my eyes lit upon the zucchini in my fridge. Hmmmmm . . . What could I do with those?

That’s when I remembered this nifty little gadget (see below for link) that my sister-in-law bought me for Christmas a couple of years ago. It is a small, handheld spiralizer!

I was inspired! I whipped together a few ingredients, and BAM – in about 10 minutes I was eating a plate full of yummy deliciousness!

Now, I used a can of cooked chicken (definitely NOT a purist, here), but you could easily sub in diced cooked chicken breast.

As I made it, this is an S meal for Trim Healthy Mamas (and Papas). However, with a few small tweaks it could be a FP – I’ll list those for you below.

Italian Zoodles with Chicken & Parmesan 

{THM, Low Carb, Gluten Free}

  • 2 small zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 can cooked chicken (or 1/2 cup diced cooked chicken breast)
  • 1 Tbl. Butter
  • 1/8 tsp. Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. Powdered garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Basil
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbl. Shredded Parmesan (Can also use the kind in a green can)

Sautée the chicken in a nonstick pan for about two minutes.

Add the spiralized noodles, butter, and spices.

Sautée for about 4-5 minutes.

Take off heat and add Parmesan.

That’s all! Enjoy!

Now, a couple of notes. 

The above spices are the blend I used, but your tastes may vary, so feel free to use the spices you like! Adjust the flavors to your preference!

As written this is a light S, but to make it FP, omit the butter, and scale back on the amount of meat (only use 3-4 oz). You can still use the cheese, as the 2 Tbl. only have 3.5 grams of fat. If you wanted to make it a bit creamy you could even add 1 wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese (which only has 1.5 grams of fat). However, this would put you right at the 5 gram fat limit, so keep that in mind!

Suggested items used in this recipe:

Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer, Makes Veggie Pasta

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