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376
Calories 
15g
Carbs 
16g
Fat 
41g
Protein 
8
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(9 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

These Creamy Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Chicken are just so good. The pesto is bright and full of the fresh flavors or basil, lemon, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese. Then this is tossed with zucchini noodles, garlicky chicken breast, and cream cheese to make a rich creamy "pasta" dish that you will never believe is less than 400 calories.

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Creamy Pesto Zoodles with Chicken

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Ingredients

4
  • 1 cup basil leaves, packed
  • 4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/8 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 U cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 U onion, minced
  • 1.33 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 U zucchinis (or more if small)
  • 4 tbsp reduced fat cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376
Calories from Fat 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
24%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 95mg
31%
Sodium 414mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 41g

Directions

  1. Using a food processor, pulse together the first nine ingredients for the pesto. Using a spiralizer or vegetable peeler, make the zucchini noodles.
  2. In a large saute pan over medium heat add the butter and let it melt. Spray some additional cooking spray and add the onions. Cook for 3-5 minutes until they begin to soften up.
  3. Add the garlic and chicken. Cook for about 5 minutes and then add the zucchini. Cook until the chicken is cooked through and zucchini is cooked to your liking – about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the cooked pasta, pesto, cream cheese, and water to the pan. Stir together everything and serve.
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