Step into a world of vibrant flavors and healthful indulgence with our Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Grilled Chicken. This recipe presents a refreshing twist on traditional pasta, substituting zucchini noodles for a lighter, lower-carb alternative. The dish is elevated with the addition of grilled chicken, providing a lean source of protein, and a basil-infused pesto sauce that adds a burst of aromatic freshness. With the benefits of reduced carbohydrates, ample nutrients, and the delightful combination of flavors, this recipe is an ideal choice for those seeking a satisfying, under-800-calories meal that supports both taste and well-being.


  • – 4 medium-sized zucchini, spiralized into noodles
  • – 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • – Salt and pepper to taste
  • – 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • – Pesto sauce (store-bought or homemade)
  • – Cherry tomatoes, halved, for garnish
  • – Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish
  • – Fresh basil leaves, for garnish


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then brush with olive oil.
  3. Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side or until fully cooked. Allow it to rest for a few minutes before slicing into strips.
  4. In a large pan, sauté the zucchini noodles over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until just tender.
  5. Toss the zucchini noodles with pesto sauce until well coated.
  6. Serve the zucchini noodles on a plate, topped with grilled chicken strips, halved cherry tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil leaves.
  7. Enjoy your Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Grilled Chicken, a flavorful and nutritious meal!

Health Benefits

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Grilled Chicken offer a multitude of health benefits, making them a delightful addition to your meal repertoire. The substitution of zucchini noodles for traditional pasta significantly reduces the calorie and carbohydrate content, making this dish suitable for those looking to manage their calorie intake or follow a low-carb lifestyle. Grilled chicken provides a lean source of protein, supporting muscle health and contributing to satiety. The pesto sauce, infused with basil, adds not only a burst of flavor but also brings antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to the dish. Additionally, the incorporation of fresh vegetables like cherry tomatoes enhances the meal with vitamins and minerals. By choosing this recipe, you’re not only treating your taste buds to a satisfying culinary experience but also nourishing your body with a nutrient-dense and well-balanced meal that aligns with your health and wellness goals.