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Cajun Chicken Breast with Zoodles

Paleo and gluten free cajun chicken that's succulent and delicious with healthy zoodles
Course Main Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 259kcal
Author Charla

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken fillets cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced,
  • 1 yellow pepper sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 2 zucchinis
  • ½ green pepper sliced
  • 2 tbsp of Cajun seasoning refer to above post for recipe
  • 1 cup of mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tomatoes sliced into quarters
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil or olive melted
  • extra Cajun seasoning salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Coat the chicken with the cajun seasoning and let it marinate over night or for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Prep the zucchini with the spiraliser, once the zoodles are formed, add to a colander with 1tsp of pink salt and set aside to sweat for 10 minutes then rinse with water, drain and blot with kitchen towel.
  • Add the melted coconut oil to a medium sized heavy duty frying pan and begin to brown the chicken pieces on low-medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  • Once the chicken has darkened, add the red onions with the red, yellow and green peppers to the pan - sauté, toss and shake the pan frequently.
  • The onions and peppers should tenderise within 3- 4 minutes, at this stage add the mushrooms, tomato and zoodles - in that order and fold in with the chicken and veggies. Sprinkle more salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning if needed.
  • Allow the mushroom, tomato and zoodles to soften in the pan. This will take approximately 2 minutes, be careful not to over wilt. The excess water from the zoodles will form a light sauce to drizzle upon serving.

Notes

Prep time excludes the dry rub infusion, total cooking time will vary accordingly to same day or overnight seasoning of the chicken.
The cajun seasoning is spicy! If you don't like really spicy foods you can half the amount of cayenne pepper added to the mix.
Salt the zoodles so that they release their moisture. If you skip this step the meal can become quite watery as they cook.
Add in any other veggies you like to this recipe. Diced carrots or green beans would make great additions.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 1046mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3504IU | Vitamin C: 133mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg