Week Night Dinner - Zoodles + Mushroom Garlic Cream Sauce

Quick & Easy Week Night Dinner - Zoodles + Mushroom Garlic Cream Sauce

I received a spiralizer for Christmas from my husband's aunt and uncle and I have been putting it to good use. If you follow my instagram, you might have seen my sweet potato fries. This time I tested out my skills at zoodles. I know steamed vegetables can get old and spiraled vegetables are a great way to switch it up.

You often see zoodles as a substitute for pasta *insert eye roll*, but you can enjoy zoodles with out cutting out carbs. Let's be clear...zoodles in no way are pasta. They will never be, nor do I want them to be. I love pasta. Pasta + Casey = love. Think of zoodles as their own category and have pasta a different night. lol.  

Interested in my other recipes? Check out my Greek Quinoa Bowls, Homemade Turkey Meatballs, & Chicken & Broccoli Casserole.

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Quick & Easy Zoodles + Mushroom Garlic Cream Sauce

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED: chicken breasts, zoodles, mozzarella cheese, parmesan, lemon juice, garlic, milk, olive oil, mushrooms, garlic powder, salt +pepper.

WHY THIS WORKS DURING THE WEEK: Minimal effort goes into making zoodles and baked chicken ahead of time. You can even purchase both already prepped at many stores. Create the sauce and combine. 

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LET'S GET COOKING: 

Quick & Easy Week Night Dinner - Zoodles + Mushroom Garlic Cream Sauce

INGREDIENTS: 

2-3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 large zucchini spiraled

3 tbs olive oil

2-3 tbs butter

1 medium size lemon juiced

3 garlic cloves minced

1/2 cup 2% milk

1/2 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella

1/4 cup grated parmesan 

1 tbs garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Coat baking dish in 1 tbs olive oil and place chicken breasts evenly in the dish. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 

Place in oven for 25 minutes or until juices run clear (mine took 35 because they were HUGE). Set aside to cool. Once cooled cube chicken.

In a medium sauce pan melt butter over low heat. Add lemon juice. Add garlic, sauté until fragrant. Slowly whisk in milk. Once combined add mushrooms. Slowly whisk in parmesan and mozzarella until completely melted. Season with salt and pepper. 

In a large skillet heat remaining olive oil. Add zoodles and cubed chicken. Saute until zoodles are softened. Drain excess liquid. 

Pour mushroom sauce over zoodles and combine. 

Top each place with a little cracked pepper and parmesan. Serve & Enjoy. 

Serve & enjoy!

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Quick & Easy Week Night Dinner - Zoodles + Mushroom Garlic Cream Sauce, Casey Bonano RD LD, Dallas Nutritional Counseling #dallasnutritionalcounseling #balancedeating #homecooking #quickrecipes #easyrecipe #weeknightrecipe #carbfatpro #quickeasyrecipe #balancedeating #intuitiveeating

 Quick & Easy Week Night Dinner - Zoodles + Mushroom Garlic Cream Sauce, Casey Bonano RD LD, Dallas Nutritional Counseling #dallasnutritionalcounseling #balancedeating #homecooking #quickrecipes #easyrecipe #weeknightrecipe #carbfatpro #quickeasyrecipe #balancedeating #intuitiveeating

Quick & Easy Week Night Dinner - Zoodles + Mushroom Garlic Cream Sauce, Casey Bonano RD LD, Dallas Nutritional Counseling #dallasnutritionalcounseling #balancedeating #homecooking #quickrecipes #easyrecipe #weeknightrecipe #carbfatpro #quickeasyrecipe #balancedeating #intuitiveeating