Today we have a recipe that I love: Zoodles with Chicken Bolognese Recipe.
I really enjoy eating foods with tomato sauce, and chicken bolognese is one of those tasty foods.
I usually make it a few times. I almost always buy chicken breasts to freeze and so I always have them on hand. It’s the way I found to not have to go to the supermarket every day at the end of each day.
As for the tomato sauce, I always make a version that is more “my own” instead of buying the pre-made versions that you find in supermarkets. I use mostly canned peeled tomatoes and fresh tomatoes and it is wonderful!
The zoodles, I also make at home with my electric spiralizer. They are a low cab and healthy version and are great in the summer because they are very fresh. Plus, they are super quick to make!
For me, zoodles are especially good because they are a different way to eat vegetables. I often mix them into spaghetti instead of making a separate pot of vegetables. Or, I mix them with other vegetables and it all goes in the wok.
The other nice thing about zoodles is that you just put them in the pan for a few seconds and you’re done, they’re no trouble at all to cook.
Back to zoodles with chicken bolognese, this recipe is particularly tasty because the chicken and zucchini work very well together. And the tomato sauce, because it has a very mild flavor, doesn’t overpower the other flavors.
For me, it’s also a very practical recipe, because I only need to slice the chicken breasts into thin strips. But if you prefer, you can grind the chicken breasts with a kitchen robot.
It’s a perfect recipe for those dinners with friends where everyone wants to be together, but none wants to eat “fatty” food; or for a dinner with children, in order to encourage them to eat more vegetables (if so, I advise you to add for example spiralized sweet potatoes, because when it comes to children I always think it’s better to have a source of carbohydrates to give them energy).
For those of you on a diet, my tip is: stop immediately and instead try eating a balanced diet. These zoodles with chicken bolognese can definitely become part of your weekly menus.
ZOODLES WITH CHICKEN BOLOGNESE:
- 2 small chicken breasts
- 2 to 3 medium zucchinis
- 1 tomato
- 1 onion
- 3 garlic cloves or 2 tsp of garlic paste
- 1 can peeled tomatoes
- Oregano to taste
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp red wine
- Olive oil to taste
- Parmesan cheese to taste
- Start by dicing the chicken into small cubes.
- Next, cut the zucchini into spaghetti with the help of a spiralizer. Set aside.
- Dice the onion and saute it in a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil.
- When the onion begins to soften, add the diced tomatoes and garlic (or garlic paste) and let it fry a little.
- Now add the chicken, previously cut into small pieces, and let it fry a little, but not too much.
- Add the peeled tomatoes and let them boil well. While you wait, carefully crumble the peeled tomato pieces.
- When it boils, add the salt, pepper, and oregano to taste and stir well.
- Then add the red wine and let it boil a little longer so that the alcohol content evaporates.
- Turn off the heat and set aside.
- In another pan, heat up some olive oil and add the zucchini. Let it cook a little, but not too much so that it gets crispy or al dente.
- Drain the zucchini spaghetti and then place it in a dish (preferably a deep dish or even a bowl) and, on top, place the chicken bolognese that you made previously.
- Sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese, to taste.
- Garnish with cherry tomatoes and serve.
Suggestion: Accompany with a glass of red wine.
Try spiralizing other vegetables, for example, carrots, beetroot, sweet potatoes, or others.
You can serve it with spaghetti noodles or with another type of noodle or even mix spaghetti and zucchini zoodles.
Another suggestion is to use minced beef, for example.
You can also venture out and use “shredded” fish or canned tuna (I recommend tuna in water).
Oh, and you can also try a vegetarian version with lentils or chickpeas.