Keto avocado Alfredo sauce with zoodles and chicken

Keto avocado Alfredo sauce with zoodles and chicken

Do you crave pasta Alfredo but don't want the carbs? Well, try our healthy keto version. We use spiralized zucchini instead of pasta and top it with a creamy avocado sauce and seasoned chicken. There, pasta urge satisfied.

Keto avocado Alfredo sauce with zoodles and chicken

Do you crave pasta Alfredo but don't want the carbs? Well, try our healthy keto version. We use spiralized zucchini instead of pasta and top it with a creamy avocado sauce and seasoned chicken. There, pasta urge satisfied.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

Avocado Alfredo sauce and zoodles
  • 1 lb 450 g zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 (7 oz.) 1 (200 g) avocadoavocados
  • 1 cup 240 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (2¾ oz.) 240 ml (80 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup (18 oz.) 60 ml (4 g) fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and ground black pepper
Chicken
  • 4 (113 lbs) 4 (600 g) boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
Garnish
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh parsley (optional)
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. If using whole zucchini, spiralize it or cut it into zoodles and set it aside.
  2. Add all the sauce ingredients together in a saucepan and blend until smooth with an immersion blender. (Or blend together in a food processor, then transfer to a saucepan.)
  3. In the saucepan, bring the sauce to a boil on medium heat. Lower the heat and let the sauce simmer while you prepare the chicken.
  4. Season the chicken with thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  5. Heat up a large frying pan with oil on medium heat. Fry the chicken for about 6 minutes per side or until the center is no longer pink.
  6. Right before serving, toss the zoodles together in the Alfredo sauce until they are completely covered.
  7. Divide the creamy zoodles onto plates and place sliced pieces of chicken on top. Garnish with shredded Parmesan, ground black pepper, and parsley.

Tip

If you don't have a spiralizer, you can often buy packaged spiralized zucchini. You can also just use a vegetable peeler or a sharp knife to make noodle-like ribbons.

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12 comments

  1. Mary Lynn
    This was SO delicious! Fast to make, satisfying and creamy. Totally putting it in the meal rotation. Wish I could share my photo.
    Reply: #2
  2. Mary Lynn
    P.S. used smoked salmon in mine - perfect!
  3. Will
    It was delicious, but i think the zoodles actually need to cook for 5-6 minutes in the boiling sauce to get soft enough, they were a little too hard for me
    Reply: #4
  4. Charlotte Zwart Team Diet Doctor

    It was delicious, but i think the zoodles actually need to cook for 5-6 minutes in the boiling sauce to get soft enough, they were a little too hard for me

    Thank you for sharing! Yes, you can do that if you prefer the zoodles softer.

  5. Barry
    This was really tasty, and so quick. you need to have a little blurb at the top of the recipe telling people how easy it is to make.

    It s great for a weeknight

  6. jessicasoul8
    Love it. So yummy. Thanks for sharing. Only issue was: I made extra sauce, but when i heated up next day, it turned into a disaster. Oil completed separated from the sauce, didn't go back the consistency like in this video. Why?
    Reply: #7
  7. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Love it. So yummy. Thanks for sharing. Only issue was: I made extra sauce, but when i heated up next day, it turned into a disaster. Oil completed separated from the sauce, didn't go back the consistency like in this video. Why?

    You must be extra cautious with reheating a cream based sauce to prevent it breaking. Low heat, reheated slowly with lots of whisking will help.

  8. Julie
    I’ve been trying the recipes for every meal of every day for 6 days and this is the first one that I felt there wasn’t enough protein. I was still hungry after eating it, I had to go back and cook more chicken. The recipe itself was divine, so tasty.
  9. Suzanna Erickson
    Really yummy! Definitely making this recipe again. Surprisingly simple to make and quick too. Perfect for a weeknight dinner.
  10. Ray
    We went out and bought a spiral vegie machine lol for our Zucchini and that made the Zoodles so well it wasnt funny, and put it all together and WOW
    Bloody awesome
  11. Sandra
    Has anyone tried freezing this receipe ? Concerned about it being watery when reheating.
    Reply: #12
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Has anyone tried freezing this receipe ? Concerned about it being watery when reheating.

    Yes, with the zoodles and the alfredo, this could be watery when reheated. You could freeze a portion of the sauce without the zoodles and then when you reheat the sauce, pour it over some fresh zoodles.

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