Balsamic Zoodles with Chicken

Simple? Check. Fresh? Check. Healthy? You guessed it. 

I love this recipe because it's a) easy and b) good for me. The ingredients are super simple—I like to get all the veggies and cheese at our local farmer's market. And of course, you need a spiralizer for the zoodles. Trust me, it's worth buying the extra gadget (if you haven't already hopped on this trend). I see myself making this dish many, many times in the future. 

Ingredients (for two): 

  • Medium green zucchini
  • 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely-chopped onion
  • About 6 cherry tomatoes
  • Chicken breast (we split a large one)
  • Cheese (I used hard goat cheese, which is my absolute favorite)
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp of paprika & 1/2 tsp of oregano (or however you want to flavor your chicken)
  • Salt

Rub the chicken with the paprika and oregano, then cook in a skillet with the onion and some olive oil. While that's sizzling, spiralize your zucchini—drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and let it rest in a bowl. In the meantime, chop the rest of your veggies and cheese, then toss with the zucchini. Note: I love this recipe for the summer, and since I use farmer's market veggies, I basically just throw in whatever is available. If you have radishes, basil, snap peas, or anything else in your fridge, use them! (I also sliced a lemon, because I love lemon with pretty much anything.)

Once your zoodle salad is mixed, add some cheese crumbles and lay the chicken on top. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and enjoy!