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Chicken Zucchini Pasta (Zoodles) with Mint & Pistachios Recipe

A delicious but heart-healthy Chicken Zucchini Pasta (Zoodles) recipe with a yummy twist.

This month it’s heart health month so it’s a good time to remind us all to eat heart-healthy food but that doesn’t mean it can’t taste good too. Our chicken zucchini pasta (zoodles) with mint & pistachios recipe is a nice combination of healthy but oh so tasty.Chicken Zucchini Pasta Zoodles with Mint & Pistachios RecipesIf you’ve been a reader of Powered by Mom for a while you know that chicken is our favourite protein. What’s not to love about chicken? It’s versatile, healthy and oh so tasty with endless recipe options.Chicken Zucchini Pasta Zoodles with Mint & Pistachios RecipeHowever, not just any chicken will do, we only buy Chicken Raised by a Canadian Chicken Farmer. We like to support Canadian family-owned businesses and the majority of Canadian chicken farms are family run and owned. Add to that I want peace of mind knowing I’m giving my family quality chicken that is hormone and steroid free. When I see the Canadian Chicken Farmers logo I know that I’m getting that quality. 

 

Hmm the start of our chicken zucchini pasta (zoodles) with mint & pistachios recipe Chicken Zucchini Pasta Zoodles with Mint & Pistachios RecipesNow let’s get on to our yummy chicken zucchini pasta (zoodles) with mint & pistachios recipe shall we?

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Chicken Zucchini Pasta Zoodles with Mint & Pistachios Recipes

Chicken Zucchini Pasta with Mint & Pistachios

  • Author: Michelle - Powered by Mom
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Chicken - Dinner

Ingredients

Scale
  • pounds zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, minced and packed
  • ¼ cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

Instructions

  1. Julienne the zucchini with the spiralizer. Place the noodles in a colander and toss them with 1 tablespoon of kosher salt until the strands are lightly coated. Set the colander in the sink to drain.
  2. Place the chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound the chicken to ½-inch thickness with the smooth side of the meat hammer, then slice it crosswise into thin strips. Warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the chicken, then sprinkle it with 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper and toss to coat in the oil. Spread the chicken in a single layer and let it cook untouched for 2–3 minutes. Gently flip the chicken, separating the pieces, and cook for an additional 2–3 minutes on the other side. Continue to flip and cook the chicken until it’s browned and sizzling on most sides, about 2 minutes more. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover it loosely to keep warm. Return the pan to the stove.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the minced chives, mint, and chopped pistachios. Stir in the lemon juice until coated, then set aside.
  4. Place remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small bowl, then add the minced garlic, cumin, and remaining ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. Rinse the zucchini noodles under cold running water, drain them well, and squeeze them in a clean dish towel to remove excess water. Reheat the skillet used for the chicken over medium-high heat. Place the prepared zucchini noodles in the dry pan and sauté them until just tender, around 3 minutes. Move the noodles to the side of the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the garlic oil to the pan and cook for 30 seconds until aromatic, stirring constantly. Toss the zucchini noodles into the oil and stir gently until they’re coated. Turn off the heat and add the chicken to the pan, along with the mint-pistachio mixture. Toss to combine, then serve immediately.

Notes

You can of course skip the pistachios for any nut allergies or for those who want nuts replace it with almonds, cashews, pine nuts or really any nuts you like.

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Doesn’t our chicken zucchini pasta (zoodles) with mint & pistachios recipe look easy to make? It is and oh so tasty! You can also substitute the zucchini for carrots or do a combination of both!Chicken Zucchini Pasta Zoodles with Mint & Pistachios RecipesI have found this recipe to be oh so delicious and filling between the chicken and the pistachios but refreshing at the same time with the mint. It’s a combination bursting with flavour.

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By on February 4th, 2018

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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33 thoughts on “Chicken Zucchini Pasta (Zoodles)”

  1. I like Zucchini pasta. I a nice healthy alternative of those grain pasta. thanks for the yummy recipe.

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  2. I have always wanted to try zoodles! I love zucchini, it is one of my favorite vegetables! This sounds like such a healthy and delicious way to eat “pasta” too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This chicken that you fried is just the way I love it……….. and adding the rest of the stuff makes it perfect. I will be fix this

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  4. Now this would be a delicious way for me to use the zucchini and mint that is so abundant in my garden in the summer. Looks so good with the pistachios.

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  5. Zoodles have been a lifeline for me as a Type 2 diabetic, and this recipe is another tool I can add to my arsenal of dinner choices. Thanks for a great new recipe!!

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  6. I have always wanted to try zoodles but never found a recipe that looked like a good fit for my family. This looks so delicious and my picky eaters love chicken. I am going to have to give it a try!

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  7. We have a lot of zucchinni every year in our garden. We have had it fried, baked and I made a cake with it. Thank you for sharing this delicious chicken zucchini pasta.

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  8. This recipe look beyond delicious and colorful.
    One thing I want to ask is it compulsory to use “kosher salt” or we can use normal salt as well.

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    • You can use salt of your choice, I just like kosher salt but I would recommend trying something not as “fine” as regular salt for a similar experience.

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  9. We are trying to eat healthier this new year and this recipe looks like something my family with love. I’m sure it will be a new favorite!

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  10. I’m so practical that I want a spiralizer for Valentine’s Day! After seeing this recipe, I really hope my husband gets me that spiralizer! This looks incredible! I can’t wait to make zoodles! Yummy!

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  11. This looks delicious. I like that it is not only tasty but also healthy. Adding this recipe to my list of things to do this weekend.

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  12. This looks so good. We love zucchini and have had them only one or two ways. We have never tried zucchini noodles before. This summer when our zucchini are ready, I know what I will be trying.

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  13. This sounds incredible. I pinned it so that I would have it. I am always looking for new chicken dinner recipes. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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