LifeVester Recipe: Basil Tomato “Pasta” with Chicken

Recipe: Basil Tomato "Pasta" with Chicken

The following easy-to-make recipe comes from LifeVester Angela Delgado, and offers a much lighter alternative to your traditional plate of pasta. Since Angela discovered zucchini could be turned into noodles a few months ago, she’s been making it every single week!

“It tricks me into thinking I’m eating pasta, which I’ve always been addicted to,” she says. “It’s really quick and has simple flavors that all come together to create a really fresh dish.”

With less than half the calories of regular pasta, and a whole lot of vitamin C and other nutrients, this is one pasta where building a healthy addiction would be well-warranted! Serve it up as a light meal or alongside a slice of whole grain bread and a salad.

Zucchini Pasta

Basil Tomato “Pasta” with Chicken

Yields: About 2 servings

Total prep/cook time: 15-20 minutes

  • 1 large zucchini- cut lengthwise into thin spaghetti like strips
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • Handful of grape tomatoes cut in half
  • Fresh basil leaves chopped
  • Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Heat large pan over medium heat and drizzle olive oil to coat the bottom. Add garlic to pan and saute until garlic just starts to brown. Then add chicken breast. When chicken is no longer pink on the outside, add zucchini strips, salt and pepper and cover pan.

When zucchini becomes tender, about 3-5 minutes, add tomatoes and basil and let cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat and enjoy!

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