Healthy Recipes

Zucchini Pasta With Chicken

Switch up your average pasta recipe, and get all of the fiber and manganese you need.

Zucchini Pasta With Chicken
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Calories 251
Protein 20g
Fat 12g
Carbs 18g
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Right in time for summer, zucchini is a summer squash that’s rich in magnesium, vitamins A and C, and manganese. Manganese is a mineral that gets overlooked, but it shouldn’t. Manganese-activated enzymes play a vital role in gluconeogenesis—the manufacturing of glucose from noncarb foods. Essentially this mineral helps to metabolize proteins.

Zucchini Pasta With Chicken Servings: 1
You'll need
  • 4 whole zucchinis
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
1. Cutting length-wise, use a vegetable peeler to peel the zucchini.
2. Heat a large pan with oil to sauté the onions. Then add in the can of tomatoes along with the garlic.
3. In a separate pan cook the chicken. Once the chicken is cooked, add it into the other pan.
4. Carefully add in the ribbons of zucchini, cooking it until it’s tender.