Chicken and Okra with Basil Feta Pesto Zucchini Pasta

Chicken and Okra with Basil Feta Pesto Zucchini Pasta

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 pieces of okra, sliced into ½” pieces
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 large zucchini, Blade B, noodles trimmed
  • For the basil pesto:
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 packed cups of basil
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon grinded pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the pesto into a food processor and blend until creamy. Set aside.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add in the olive oil. Once oil heats, add in the chicken. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until almost cooked through and then add in the okra and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked through, shaking the pan to prevent the garlic from burning.
  3. While mixture is cooking, combine the zucchini noodles and pesto into a mixing bowl and toss to combine thoroughly, until all noodles are coated in pesto. Set aside.
  4. When mixture is done cooking, pour into the bowl with the dressed zucchini noodles and toss to coat thoroughly. Divide into plates and serve.