19 minutes Keto Chicken Tomato Zoodles

My paleo & keto chicken zoodles (zucchini noodles) recipe with tomatoes and chicken. Excellent comfort food pasta alternative for weeknight dinner recipes.

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Simple recipes are the best

I’m gone be honest with you. I have A LOT of super easy recipes that I make almost every week or at least every month. I haven’t written them down because I feel like these are too simple. However, when I look at my blog stats and feedback, then I realize that you all love the simple dinner recipes.

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All-time favorite dinner recipe

Today I’m going to share one of my all-time favorite dinner recipes. I usually don’t even have pasta at home. Therefore my favorite kind of “pasta” has been zoodles for the last five years. As a result, it just satisfies all my cravings for heavy and creamy pasta. The best part is that it tastes good and I feel light after eating an extra big bowl of this keto chicken zoodles.

Thank you vegetable spiralizer “god”

I must thank for the person who ever discovered the spiralizer because it makes everything taste so good! I’m quite sure that the dish wouldn’t be that good when I would chop zucchini. Therefore, it seems like the texture makes everything better for this keto chicken zoodles.

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Special equipment?!

If you don’t have a vegetable spiralizer, then you can always use your vegetable peeler and make zucchini tagliatelle.

If you like healthy cooking, then I certainly recommend buying one. It doesn’t matter what kind of spiralizer you buy as long as it works. I have tried different ones, and I think that are all quite similar. Just different prices. 

Paleo & Keto Chicken Zoodles with Tomatoes & Spiced Cashews

Serve for 4 people

Time in Total: 19 minutes (+/- 1 minute)

Nutritional information (per serving): 411,1 kcal, Protein: 45,7 g, Net Carbs: 11,7 g, Fat: 18,8 g

  • ½ tsp coconut butter
  • 1 medium diced onion
  • 450- 500 g chicken fillets
  • 1 minced garlic
  • Two medium zucchinis
  • 400 g crushed tomatoes
  • 7-10 cherry tomatoes (chop half)
  • 100 g raw cashews* (for seasoning: turmeric, paprika, and salt)
  • For seasoning: salt, pepper, dry oregano & basil

Special equipment: vegetable spiralizer

  1. Heat a large pan over medium/high heat. Add coconut butter and diced onions. Cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Be careful not to burn the onions.
  2. Dice the chicken into 2 cm pieces.
  3. Add chicken and minced garlic on a pan. Season with basil, oregano salt & pepper. Cook chicken for 5-6 minutes or until golden.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, spiralize the zucchini. Cut them shorter when needed. If you don’t have special spiralizer, then just use your vegetable peeler and make ribbons out of zucchini.
  5. Add crushed tomatoes and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Roast the cashews in another pan (or oven) until golden. Season with paprika, turmeric, and salt.
  7. Finally add spiralized zoodles, cherry tomatoes and season with extra salt when needed. Cook for another 1 minute then turn off heat.
  8. Serve the chicken zoodles with spiced cashews and fresh basil. Enjoy!

* You can use fewer cashews when you are on a keto diet.

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  1. Seasoned cashews as a garnish is pure genius!! I’ve recently started adding nuts and seeds on top of my dishes, and love the extra crunch. I’ll be using this idea.

  2. This looks delicious, especially those noodles! I’m going to give this a try with plant-based chicken or maybe just make a huge double batch of those zoodles!!

  3. Hi there,

    This recipe looks delicious and I am looking forward to trying it. Would you happen to have Nutrition Information for this dish? Calories, Total Fat, Net Carbs, and Protein?


    • Hi, Isabell! Glad to hear that you like the recipe. I just calculated the nutritional facts for you. So, I updated the recipe as well with all the macros. Hope it’s helpful and you enjoy the dish! 😉

  4. Really keen to try this but I’m struggling to get hold of coconut butter. Could you suggest an alternative?

    • Thanks, Ed for the reminder! Cashews are indeed loaded with carbs. However, I don’t still understand the problem. If you mean that it’s not keto, then I like to point out that they usually calculate net carbs in keto diet (I’m sure you know that). So, 100 g of raw cashews in 26,8 g net carbs (I’m using the Cronometer app). So this recipe is served for 4, which means it’s 6,7 g net carbs per serving for the cashews alone.

      Cashews are obviously not the best choice when you are on a keto diet since they are loaded with carbs. However, it still depends on how much you eat?

      Also, I like to call it keto friendly. Anyways, I understand that usually on a keto diet they eat 20-30 g of carbs per day (of course it all depends on other things as well). However, I understand that it all depends on the person as well. For example, I have been eating loads of healthy fats since childhood even before knowing what keto means. Since I do some photography for a keto website, then I got interested in that diet. So, I did my research and even ordered keto stripes because I was so curious. I found out that my body is producing ketones even when I’m eating honey, cashews and other things.Usually, I don’ track what I eat. However, this time I did. Just that I can understand how many carbs I like to eat. So, when I eat 30-60 g net carbs per day I still stay in ketoses (I’m not an expert so let me know where I go wrong).

      Sorry if the answer was too long, but I felt like I need to the point that out. Anyway, have a wonderful day and happy to see that you found my blog and recipes! 🙂

  5. After reading the recipe very carefully like 5 times, lol, I can’t seem to find where you’re supposed to add in the cherry tomatoes. I’m assuming they get out in with the crushed tomatoes?


  6. Looks amazing!! I’m just about to give keto a try and I was worried about not having enough meal options, but this may be the first meal I try to make for me and my husband. Thanks!