Keto chicken pesto stew with zoodles

Keto chicken pesto stew with zoodles

This dish will give you a big warm hug. If you enjoy a hearty, slurpable stew, then this one is for you. Even better, this stew is quick and easy and only requires a few essential ingredients to prepare this creamy, yet crisp vibrant meal.

Keto chicken pesto stew with zoodles

This dish will give you a big warm hug. If you enjoy a hearty, slurpable stew, then this one is for you. Even better, this stew is quick and easy and only requires a few essential ingredients to prepare this creamy, yet crisp vibrant meal.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 1½ lbs 650 g boneless, skinless boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1" (3 cm) pieces
  • 1½ tsp 1½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup 225 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp (50 g) green pesto
  • 1 lb 450 g zucchini, spiralized
  • 8 oz. 225 g (300 ml) tomato, diced,tomatoes, diced, or cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Melt the butter in a large frying pan, over medium-high heat.
  2. When the butter starts to bubble, add the garlic powder and chicken to the pan. Sauté for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and add the cream and pesto. Simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring together until the mixture is creamy and well-combined.
  4. Add the zucchini noodles and tomatoes. Toss to combine, and let simmer for about 2 minutes, just until the zucchini noodles become slightly tender, but still have some crispness. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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16 comments

  1. Francine
    This is a lot. How much are we supposed to be eating?
    Reply: #2
  2. Britta Patterson

    This is a lot. How much are we supposed to be eating?

    This recipe is for 4 servings. If you would like to see how much 1 serving size is, you can either modify the serving size in the drop down menu or divide this recipe into 4 equal portions.

  3. fmortonqueeley
    But how much am I supposed to eat in one day?
    Reply: #5
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  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    But how much am I supposed to eat in one day?

    This recipe is for 4 servings. If you would like to see how much 1 serving size is, you can either modify the serving size in the drop down menu or divide this recipe into 4 equal portions. 1 serving is intended to be 1 meal for 1 person.

  6. appleaday534
    Can I use Chicken stew for Dinner the next night or does it have to be lunch? Please, 4th request!
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I use Chicken stew for Dinner the next night or does it have to be lunch? Please, 4th request!

    You can adjust the meals according to your preference! That's fine.

  8. Terry
    Easy, quick, and delish. Thank you. :-)
  9. circlevranch1
    My zucchini was too old!! (I don't know how that happened.). However I made the same exact dish with cut broccoli and it was delicious. (I just cooked the broccoli a little longer than I would have done the zucchini.) My husband does not like broccoli, but in the sauce he actually ate it. I will be making it again with the Zoodles and also with broccoli, if anyone would like to try it that way. Thank you so much!! AND, especially thank you that you allow for serving sizes. I easily printed out the same recipe for the two of us.
    Reply: #10
  10. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    My zucchini was too old!! (I don't know how that happened.). However I made the same exact dish with cut broccoli and it was delicious. (I just cooked the broccoli a little longer than I would have done the zucchini.) My husband does not like broccoli, but in the sauce he actually ate it. I will be making it again with the Zoodles and also with broccoli, if anyone would like to try it that way. Thank you so much!! AND, especially thank you that you allow for serving sizes. I easily printed out the same recipe for the two of us.

    Sounds great! I'm sure you will love it with the zoodles, too!

  11. Dawne
    Can I sub this with coconut milk/cream instead of the heaving whipping cream
    Reply: #13
  12. auralovesgatsby
    This was really fantastic! I used fresh garlic (2 cloves) instead of garlic powder, but followed the recipe to the letter otherwise. Can't wait for lunch tomorrow!
  13. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Can I sub this with coconut milk/cream instead of the heaving whipping cream

    Coconut cream should be fine, but will change the flavor just a bit.

  14. recessandlunch
    Does it have to be chicken thighs? Can I use chicken breasts?
    Reply: #15
  15. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Does it have to be chicken thighs? Can I use chicken breasts?

    You can substitute chicken breast for the thighs.

  16. patricia
    Does this meal freeze well?
    Reply: #17
  17. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Does this meal freeze well?

    The zoodles may become soggy or mushy but other than that, it should freeze well.

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