These days there are heaps of different “fads” with food. Some have gone by the wayside and others have stuck around.

Making vegetables interesting is a great way of keeping yourself and the kids healthy. Zucchini by itself is quite a boring vegetable – but creating them in a different way and adding ingredients to it – it becomes a WOW vegetable and so versatile. 

Feed Me Healthy have created for Hotplates for Healthy Hearts a great recipe showcasing Zucchini

 

Chicken with Zucchetti and Feta

Ingredients

  • 125 gms chicken breast
  • 1 large zucchini spiralized See Notes
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1/2 pinned cherry tomatoes halved
  • 20 gms south cape low fat Greek Feta
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  • Brush oil over hotplate, season chicken with paprika and cook for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  • Add garlic to the hotplate, stir for 20 seconds and add your zucchini noodles, stir fry for 1-2 minutes (do not overcook as the zucchini will release liquid and go mushy), add cherry tomato, salt & pepper and chilli, stir through, then take off heat.
  • Plate the noodles and tomato mixture, top with chicken, tear over Basil leaves and sprinkle with Feta cheese.
  • This meal takes 10 minutes to prepare and cook.

Notes

Don’t have a spiralizer on hand? Never fear. There are ways you can create zucchini noodles without a spiralizer.
Use a vegetable peeler. Apply light pressure with a vegetable peeler along the sides of the zucchini. You’ll end up with wide, fettuccine-like slices. Here’s a guide to peeling vegetables quickly, with no cut fingers!
Use a knife. Carefully carve strips from the zucchini, working until you reach the core.  
Use a grater. For short, rice like zucchini noodles, roughly shred the vegetable lengthwise against a box grater. Press away excess liquid.
Kitchen tip: With all the above methods, be sure to omit the soft seeded core of the zucchini or your zoodles will end up soft and mushy.

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