Grilled chicken with Zucchini noodles & Mushroom sauce

chickenzucchini Using a spiralizer is a lot like using a giant pencil sharpener. The Zucchini goes in one end and comes out the other end into fabulous spiral ribbons.

Zucchini noodles can be eaten raw – which is great because using zucchini noodles is a healthier and quicker alternative to pasta.

 

If you don’t have a manual spiraliser, you can buy them in many homewares stores or on EBay. Expect to pay anywhere between $6 and $19 for a manual spiraliser. A great investment if you are wanting to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Grilled chicken with Zucchini noodles & Mushroom sauce
 
A simple dish which is easy to prepare for one or more people. This recipe will serve 2. If you have any more people, add extra chicken breast, snow pea sprouts and more zucchini – there is enough sauce for 12 serves.
Paleo Princess:
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Ingredients
  • MUSHROOM SAUCE
  • 300g mushrooms
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or cream)
  • ¾ cup of chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh (or dried) thyme
  • ½ teaspoon tapioca flour
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • OTHER INGREDIENTS
  • 1 chicken breast (*see notes*)
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • handful of fresh snow pea sprouts
Instructions
  1. Place olive oil in a frypan and allow to heat
  2. Add mushrooms and thyme and stir until mushrooms have cooked.
  3. Add chicken stock and coconut milk / cream and stir until the mixture starts to boil.
  4. Add the tapioca flour and stir until it is mixed through and has dissolved.
  5. Place mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.
  6. Set sauce aside.
  7. Slice chicken breast lengthways to create three thin chicken snitzchel slices.
  8. Grill chicken breast until cooked (or alternatively, you can place 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a frypan and fry both sides until cooked through)
  9. Remove cooked fillets and set aside.
  10. Use a manual spirilizer to create fresh zucchini spirals.
  11. Arrange the snow pea sprouts evenly on two plates.
  12. Arrange half of the zucchini spirals evenly over the beds of snow pea sprouts.
  13. Place the chicken breasts onto the zucchini spirals
  14. Arrange the remainder of the zucchini spirals over the top of the chicken breasts.
  15. Drizzle the mushroom sauce over the top then serve.
Notes
TIP – In order to easily slice the chicken breast into three thin pieces, its much easier if the chicken is either partially defrosted (or partially frozen).