June 8, 2017

Chicken Alfredo with Zoodles

Creamy parmesan bacon and chicken Alfredo with zucchini noodles, a skinny, tasty and healthy dinner made in 30 minutes {gluten-free, low-carb, clean eating}

Looking for a delicious and quick recipe for dinner which is also healthy? Stop searching, you’ve found it! Chicken, bacon, garlic in a simple homemade cream sauce, served with zucchini noodles – sounds healthy and tasty, isn’t it. This creamy, gluten-free bacon chicken Alfredo is ready in less then 30 minutes, it’s easy, simple and clean, made by only seven ingredients, served with the always-winner zucchini noodles.

Alfredo sauces are usually made with flour, but it works perfectly good without any grain. My Alfredo sauce contains chicken breast, bacon, butter, heavy cream, sour cream and grated parmesan. Feel free to use just heavy cream, half-and-half, milk/vegan milk in this sauce. Any cream/milk would be fine, just add as many grated parmesan (or any other cheese) is necessary, to the sauce to become dense and creamy.

This gluten-free Alfredo sauce recipe is made with simple and delicious everyday ingredients, maybe it’s not the original Alfredo recipe, but it’s perfect. In a large skillet heat the butter, then sauté the chicken breast, when it’s almost ready add the bacon and garlic. Finally add the cream stir well and cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the cheese, stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy. Season the Alfredo with thyme, salt and pepper.

Instead of pasta, serve zoodles with this rich and creamy sauce, it will go just amazing. I sautéd the zucchini noodles for 2-3 minutes to get some cooked but crunchy noodles. You can also add the zucchini noodles to the boiling sauce and cook it for 2-3 minutes, but serving them raw is also a good option.

This creamy, thick and smooth, garlicky cheesy sauce is so flavorful and delicious and is also healthier than the original Alfredo recipe. Plus serving it over zucchini noodles instead of pasta, makes it even more tempting. Well, is it a great no guilt dinner recipe, or not?

 

Diet: gluten-free, low carb, clean eating

Chicken Alfredo with Zoodles
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 large skinless chicken breast fillet
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 large zucchini
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • garlic powder
Let's get started!
  1. Cut the skinless, boneless chicken breast into bite-size cubes, season them with salt and pepper. Chop the bacon slices into little pieces.
  2. In a large skillet heat ½ tablespoon butter, when the butter is melted, add the chicken and sauté for 5-8 minutes, until it turns white on each sides.
  3. Add the chopped bacon and fry them stirring continuously, then add the crushed garlic, cook for 1-2 minutes. Finally add the heavy cream/ half-and-half and sour cream, stir until evenly combined, when it starts to boil, add the grated parmesan cheese, stir in and cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy and smooth. Season the sauce with thyme, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Using a spiralizer prepare the zucchini noodles. In another skillet heat ½ tablespoon olive oil, add the zucchini noodles and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until the zucchini is not raw, but not soggy yet. Season the zoodles with garlic powder (optional). Or add the zucchini noodles to the Alfredo, mix it well with the sauce and cook it for 2-3 minutes, until the zucchini just begins to soften.
  5. Serve the chicken Alfredo sauce over the zucchini noodles.

Enjoy!

 


 

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