LemonChickenwithZucchiniNoodles

Pasta and all things cheese were my go-to foods — before I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. For the longest time after I had to eliminate those foods (and much more) from my diet, I absolutely craved them both. I tried everything from taking dairy pills before having some cheese (no luck, FYI) to trying out various veggie-based pasta options. Along the way, I found some great substitutes for pasta that do the trick, and in this case, are actually better than the “regular version”. 

Today’s recipe is one I experimented with at length. It combines a Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo recipe with spiralized veggies (and of course chicken). 

Dairy-Free Spiralized Chicken Alfredo Recipe
Serves 2
A delicious dairy-free variation of chicken alfredo, boosted with nutritious veggies.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups vegetable broth
  2. 3 cups water
  3. 1 cauliflower head, broken up into florets
  4. 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
  5. 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  6. 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  7. Salt and pepper to taste
  8. Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
  9. 2-3 zucchinis depending on size (3 if on the smaller side)
  10. 1 lb chicken breast
  11. 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  12. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  13. Salt and pepper (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a stockpot, bring vegetable broth and water to a boil. Add cauliflower florets to the pot and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove cooked cauliflower from the pot, reserving 1/2 cup of the broth for later.
  3. Setup your blender or food processor and transfer cauliflower to blender (this may take 2 batches unless you have a large blender or processor). Add the almond milk, reserved broth, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast to the blender. (Divide these ingredients in half if you have to do this in 2 batches).
  4. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste
  6. On the stove, heat coconut oil in a skillet to prepare to cook the chicken
  7. Season chicken with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning, to taste
  8. Cook the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side (depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts)
  9. Once the chicken is cooked, set up your spiralizer.
  10. Spiralize 2-3 zucchinis using a smaller blade for spaghetti-like thickness
  11. Divide spiralized zucchini noodles onto plates, add chicken and pour cauliflower alfredo sauce over
  12. Garnish with parsley
  13. Enjoy!
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Kristin Thomas is a health coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner specialized in helping women with hormone, digestion, and autoimmune health concerns. Having gone through these health challenges herself, she now helps clients find their own path to complete wellness through practical and natural diet and lifestyle changes.

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