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Cajun chicken zoodles in a bowl are topped with sliced fresh tomatoes for an easy, low carb meal.
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Cajun Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Cajun Chicken Zucchini Noodles are bursting authentic Louisiana flavors in this low-carb, keto, and Whole30 zoodles recipe.  Bell peppers, onions, and garlic are sauteed in a skillet, tossed with a creamy and dairy-free cashew alfredo sauce, and then served with seared chicken breasts.  You can also easily meal prep this healthy dish for those busy weeknights!

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course, main dish
Cuisine Cajun
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 337 kcal
Author London

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchini spiralized into noodles
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. blackened seasoning or Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 bell peppers red or green, thinly sliced
  • ½ onion sweet or red, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 1 tsp. salt divided
  • ¾ cup raw cashews soaked in water 30 minutes
  • ¼ cup chicken broth milk or water
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • Tomatoes seeded and diced, optional
  • Parsley finely chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. Place raw cashews in a medium-sized bowl with enough water to completely cover them. Let soak for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the water from the cashews. Add the nuts to a high-speed blender (such as a Nutribullet) along with chicken broth (or water), ½ tablespoon of blackened seasoning, and a lemon juice. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.

  3. Spiralize zucchini into zucchini noodles.

  4. Tenderize chicken with a meat mallet until it is 1-inch thick. Cut into four 4-ounce portions.
  5. Sprinkle chicken breasts evenly with 1 tablespoon of blackened seasoning and ¼ teaspoon salt. Lightly press it into the chicken.
  6. Sauté for 5-6 minutes or until vegetables become tender.

  7. Add garlic and sauté for an additional 1 minute.

  8. Add zucchini noodles to the skillet with the sauce and chicken. Warm up over low heat for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through.
  9. Serve Cajun chicken zoodles with diced tomatoes and fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • If you're not on a low-carb diet, feel free to serve with regular pasta instead.
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Chicken Zucchini Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 1729mg75%
Potassium 999mg29%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 1831IU37%
Vitamin C 93mg113%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.