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Chicken Meatballs and Pesto Zucchini “Noodles” August 20, 2011

Filed under: "Pasta",Chicken,Italian — fitandfresh @ 9:25 pm
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So I recently bought a mandolin slicer so I could make some yummy “veggie” noodles for when spaghetti squash is out of season. This was my first attempt at making “noodles” and I had a blast! I used the thin julienne blade to make these noodles. Inspiration for this recipe was from Multiple Delicious!

Chicken Veggie Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 6 baby carrots, chopped
  • A handful fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb chicken breast, chopped into small pieces
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  •  Chili powder, salt, and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse together the zucchini, carrots, parsley and garlic. Add almond flour, egg, and chicken; continue to pulse until chicken is ground up and vegetables are mixed well with meat. Season with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Form into meatballs with a 1 to 1 ½ inch diameter and place onto baking sheet. Bake approximately 25 minutes or until cooked through. You could also use ground chicken or turkey and make meatballs much faster.

Zucchini Noodles

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Cut zucchini with a mandolin using a julienne blade into “noodles”. In a skillet heat oil and sauté zucchini, adding salt and pepper to taste until slightly soft and “noodley-like.”

Spinach Pesto

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a food processor, add spinach, basil, garlic, salt and pepper.  Blend until leaves are a finely ground up, then add in olive oil slowly or a few tablespoons at a time until you get the consistency you want.

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