Cilantro Lime Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Posted: January 15, 2015 in Gluten Free, Recipes
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    3 large zucchini
    1.5 lbs boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ pieces
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1 tsp salt, divided
    1/4 tsp ground black pepper
    2 tsp any small hot pepper/jalapeño or to taste, seeded and minced 
    1 medium or 1/2 large lime, juice of
    3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
    Cooking spray (I used coconut oil)

    Using a spiralizer or mandoline, make zucchini noodles, transfer into a large bowl and set aside. You can also chop zucchini into any size pieces, if you don’t have the gadgets for making zucchini noodles.
    Preheat large deep skillet on high heat and add chicken. Saute until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add cumin, 1/2 tsp salt and ground black pepper towards the end, stir and cook for another minute. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
    Wipe clean or wash and pat dry the skillet and return to the stove on high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add zucchini noodles. Saute for 1.5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add previously cooked chicken, remaining salt, small hot peppers/jalapeños, lime juice and cilantro. Stir gently and serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6 g 10 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 12 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 96 mg 32 %
Sodium 855 mg 36 %
Potassium 1081 mg 31 %
Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 11 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 37 g 74 %
Vitamin A 12 %
Vitamin C 77 %
Calcium 4 %
Iron 9 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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