Creamy Pesto Zoodles with Chicken

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376 CALORIES 15g CARBS 16g FAT 41g PROTEIN
5
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(8 Old SmartPoints™)
(9 PointsPlus®)

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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The Recipe

Creamy Pesto Zoodles with Chicken

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 20 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 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

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Instructions

  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.
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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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