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Lemon Pepper Chicken Zoodles

Prep
Cook
Serves 4people
Ingredients
6
zuchinni
2
chicken breasts. cut into 1 inch cubes
4
tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1
cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1
clove of garlic, minced
3
tbsp olive oil divided
juice of 1 lemon
1
tsp fine grain salt
ground pepper to taste
grated parmesan (optional)
pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
Directions
1.
Spiralize your zucchini into noodles.
2.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once hot add zucchini noodles and cook for 3-4 minutes, until zucchini noodles are tender but still remain a little crunch.
3.
Let the noodles rest for about 3 minutes, so that they can release all of the moisture. Transfer noodles to colander and drain the excess water from the pan.
4.
Wipe the pan and heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil, when sizzling add chicken cubes and cook until browned on all sides, about 8 minutes.
5.
Add tomatoes and parsley, lower to a simmer and cook for 5 more minutes, or until the tomatoes start to break down and release some of their juice
6.
In the meantime in a small bowl combine lemon juice, the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
7.
Add zoodles to the pan alongside the lemon mixture.
8.
Stir until everything is combined and heated through. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes (if using) and serve.

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