Pesto Chicken With Zucchini Noodles

It can be very restrictive (and disheartening) to follow a candida diet. So here is a fast and easy alternative to your regular pasta dinner! And even if you aren’t on the candida diet, juicy chicken marinated in pesto is absolutely delicious served on top of a bowl of healthy zucchini noodles!

(gluten-free, low carb, candida diet friendly)


Pesto Chicken:
2 chicken breasts
1 tablespoon basil pesto
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Zucchini Noodles:
2 medium sized zucchini, spiralized
Salt and pepper to taste
Pesto and parmesan cheese for toppings


Pesto Chicken:

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the chicken breasts, pesto, salt, and pepper tossing together until the chicken is coated in the pesto.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Grill or sautè the chicken for about 3-4 minutes per side depending on the thickness of your chicken.
  • Remove the chicken from the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Zucchini Noodles:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and spray with cooking spray.
  • Add in the spiralized zucchini along with some salt and pepper to taste.
  • Toss everything together and heat through for about 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat and divide into two bowls.
  • Top the noodles with the sliced chicken, more pesto, and shredded parmesan cheese.
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