Monday, September 19, 2016

Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake

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A big thank you to Foster Farms® Simply Raised Chicken for sponsoring this post. 

This recipe for Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake is full of bites of juicy chicken, grilled to perfection. Then combined with a quick and easy Alfredo sauce, sweet, chewy sun dried tomatoes, and tender zucchini noodles, all topped with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

Throw away those old notions of comfort food because this Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake will have you thinking you have been doing it wrong all along.

Can I just tell you that my garden has been amazeballs this year? Between a ton of tomatoes, green beans, and zucchini, I have had veggies coming out of my ears!

Hmmm does anyone know where that saying comes from? Coming out of my ears? It is pretty strange if you really picture it. Me with two big ol' zucchini sticking out of my ears? Weirdness. But hey, it gets the picture across right?

OK, moving on now. #thingsthatmakeyougohmmm

Anywho, my lil' ol urban garden brings me so much joy. 

First of all it made it possible for me to create this deelish Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake, and secondly it gives me the opportunity to feed the gang fresh veggies.

Between MPP (Miss Picky Pants) living with us again, and the G-baby learning to eat whole foods, it is super important to get the good stuff in their bellies, which can be tough sometimes. When the people you cook for are craving comfort food, and you are trying to cook recipes that are lighter, that incorporate seasonal produce, and are better for them, it tends to make you really have to think outside of the box. I mean I can't just fall back on my old standby of pasta loaded with heavy sauce and a ton of cheese right?

Throw away those old notions of comfort food because this Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake will have you thinking you have been doing it wrong all along.

Cooking with quality ingredients is so important to me, and this recipe starts with Foster Farms® Simply Raised Chicken. Y'all know that I buy antibiotic free or organic poultry and meat whenever possible at my local Albertson's store. Between all of my crazy allergies, and just wanting to know what's in my food, antibiotic free chicken is just a no-brainer for me. Plus I like that Foster Farms® Simply Raised Chicken is grown in California, fed a vegetarian diet and is American Humane Certified.

Throw away those old notions of comfort food because this Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake will have you thinking you have been doing it wrong all along.

I used boneless skinless chicken breast for this Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake and used my cast iron grill pan to cook it until it was golden brown on the outside, and perfectly juicy on the inside. While the chicken was cooling I whipped up a batch of my Lightened Up Alfredo Sauce.

Throw away those old notions of comfort food because this Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake will have you thinking you have been doing it wrong all along.

Once that was done, it was just a matter of chopping the chicken into bite sized pieces, tossing everything together in the Alfredo sauce, and getting it into a casserole dish to and into the oven.

Bing.Bang.Boom.

How's that for easy peasy?

Throw away those old notions of comfort food because this Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake will have you thinking you have been doing it wrong all along.

The result is a beautifully creamy "noodle" dish that your whole family will enjoy.

Don't believe me?

MPP went back for seconds annnnnd asked if this could be put on the regular meal rotation  

Kevin said he doesn't miss pasta  

Throw away those old notions of comfort food because this Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake will have you thinking you have been doing it wrong all along.

What is going on here people? They love cauliflower rice, and now zoodles? I think we have discovered a whole new definition of comfort food!

#winning

Throw away those old notions of comfort food because this Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake will have you thinking you have been doing it wrong all along.

Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake

Bobbi Burleson
Throw away those old notions of comfort food because this Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake will have you thinking you have been doing it wrong all along.

Throw away those old notions of comfort food because this Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake will have you thinking you have been doing it wrong all along.

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless Foster Farms® Simply Raised chicken breasts
  • 4 medium zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • i cup milk
  • 3/4 cup freshly-grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, rough chopped

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat a grill pan to medium high heat. Pat the chicken breasts dry, season with salt and pepper, and grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until no pink remains in the middle. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Meanwhile Heat the butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute one minute. Sprinkle in the flour, and whisk for a minute to cook out the raw flour taste.
  4. Slowly add the chicken stock and milk, whisking to combine until smooth. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Let cook for an additional minute until thickened, then whisk in 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste.
  5. Add the sundried tomatoes, chicken, and zoodles to the sauce. Toss to combine well. Pour mixture into a 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.
Tags: zucchini, organic, chicken alfredo, zoodles, healthy eating, clean eating


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27 comments:

  1. Omg can we say yum?!?! I'm always looking for new chicken recipes!!!

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    1. We love chicken anything too. I just had to combine it with my love of Alfredo sauce AND zoodles :)

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  2. Looks great! Thanks for sharing...also pinned :)

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  3. Bobbi, only you can zoodle with the best of them! Awesome recipe!

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  4. This looks amazing! I might even be able to slip it past my pasta loving husband! Sharing!

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    1. Thanks Loriann :) I was shocked that my pasta lovers have now gotten on board the zoodle train!

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  5. This sounds really good! I have been trying to cook healthier, too. I haven't convinced myself to buy a spiralizer yet, but this might do it!

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    1. I just bought some sweet potatoes to make "voodles" with. I am loving my spiralizer!!

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  6. This looks simply awesome! Can't wait to make it! I've pinned it for later!

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  7. Love this meal so much cant wait to eat it again

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  8. Oh yum yum! I love Foster Farms chicken and been having their organic chicken. This is definitely on my list this week. And zoodle? Yes, please....

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    1. Yes, we only use Foster Farms chicken :) I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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  9. This looks so good and delicious. I love that it's easy to make (i'm a lazy cook). My question is, does it have a strong zucchini taste? My husband doesn't like zucchini and I was wondering if I can sneak it in there on him like you have to do with children. :)

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    1. Thanks! I don't think it has a strong zucchini taste, or course I do love zucchini. But my daughter loves this, and my boyfriend said he would easily replace pasta with the zoodles.

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    1. I know you will love it!! We can't seem to get enough of it :)

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  11. Good article, you sharing is awesome, love it!

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