Lean and Green Garlic Chicken with Zoodles

This creamy garlic chicken is one of our favorite lean and green recipes! It’s colorful and packed full of flavor without the guilt!

Creamy tuscan garlic chicken with zoodles served on a plate. lean and green recipe

Lean and Green Garlic Chicken with Zoodles

So many of us are trying to cut down on the carbs and find meals that are full of protein and vegetables. Lean and Green recipes are perfect meals for all of my low carb friends out there. It’s Keto friendly and gluten free. This garlic chicken has 60g of protein with only 8 carbs per serving! I know what you may be thinking, low carb means no flavor. Not true! Optavia lean and green recipes don’t have to be flavorless and dry. This dish is full of warm tuscan flavors that are sure to please your pallet.

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What is the Optavia Program?

Optavia is a diet program the focuses on lower calories and reduced carbohydrate meals. They combine packaged foods with homemade meals to encourage weight loss.

What is a lean and green meal?

  • Lean and green meals are apart of the Optavia program and it is recommended to eat one of them per day.
  • You can cook up lean and green recipes and make it your meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or in-between. It’s really about what will work best for your schedule.
  • Lean and green recipes consist of:
    • 5 to 7 ounces of cooked lean protein like chicken breast, fish, egg whites, turkey, or soy.
    • 3 servings of non-starchy vegetables like spinach, lettuce, zucchini, celery, or cucumbers.
    • Up to 2 servings of healthy fats like olive oil, olives, or avocado.

What are Zoodles?

Zoodles are zucchini that have been cut super thin and cooked as a low carb replacement to pasta noodles.

Cut out the carbs found in pasta by using zoodles for your Lean and Green recipes.

We love using this Spiralizer to make them and even turn other vegetables into noodles.

Can I split my lean and green meal?

Yes! You can divide the meal into two portions and eat half of it at a time.

I’ve even used a meal and made it my snacks between other main meals of the day.

That’s the beauty of vegetables and protein, they keep you full and prevent you from snacking on those pesky carbs that will ruin your diet.

How do you make Zoodles?

  • Wash and cut off the ends of the zucchini.
  • Place zucchini in the spiralizer and rotate the handle.
  • Place parchment paper on top of a large baking sheet for easy cleanup.
  • Lightly toss zoodles with sea salt and spread out on the large baking sheet in a thin layer.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F in the oven for 15 min for al dente.

How do you make the Chicken?

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium.
  • Using paper towels, pat the chicken breast dry, sprinkle with salt and pepper for taste and place in hot oil.
  • Cook on medium high for for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown on each side and until no longer pink in center.
  • Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the yogurt, chicken broth, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese into the large skillet.
  • Whisk over medium high heat until it starts to thicken.
  • Add the spinach and sun dried tomatoes.
  • Simmer until the spinach starts to wilt.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and serve over zucchini noodles.

Watch the video to see how I made this recipe:

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Posted by My Mommy Style on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lean and Green Garlic Chicken with Zoodles

This creamy garlic chicken is one of our favorite lean and green recipes! It's colorful and packed full of flavor without the guilt!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Healthy, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lean and green recipes, optavia lean and green recipes, optavia recipes
Servings: 3
Calories: 414kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 C low fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 C chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/4 C parmesan cheese
  • 1 C spinach, chopped
  • 3-6 slices sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 T chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 C zucchini cut into thin noodles

Instructions

How to cook the Chicken

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium.
  • Using paper towels, pat the chicken breast dry, sprinkle with salt and pepper for taste and place in hot oil.
  • Cook on medium high for for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown on each side and until no longer pink in center.
  • Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the yogurt, chicken broth, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese into the large skillet.
  • Whisk over medium high heat until it starts to thicken.
  • Add the spinach and sun dried tomatoes.
  • Simmer until the spinach starts to wilt.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and serve over zucchini noodles.
  • Makes 3 servings
    Per serving:
    1 Leaner protein
    1 fat
    3 condiments

How to cook the Zoodles

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Using vegetable spiraler, cut zucchini into the shape of spiral noodles.
  • Place parchment paper on a large baking sheet. Spread and arrange zoodles and toss with sea salt. Be sure to spread them thin so they don't stick together.
  • Bake for 15 min for al dente. Add a couple minutes if you want them softer.
  • Serve right away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 1122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1239IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 2mg
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  • Alicia

    Really good flavor, but the sauce separated when cooking.  Any suggestions for fixing that problem?ReplyCancel

    • It could be that you heated it too quickly. Try a slower warm up setting next time. Let me know if it helps.ReplyCancel

  • Rene Dunnagan

    Hello Camille, I’d love to schedule a quick call with you.  I’d love to collaborate with you.  ReplyCancel

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