Zucchini noodles quick fried with chicken and sun dried tomatoes in an easy-to-make, flavorful artichoke lemon pesto.
Have you tried zoodles yet? Zoodles are zucchini noodles made with a Spiral Vegetable Slicer. The noodles make a great substitute for pasta when you’re trying to eat less carbs.
Recently I was at Sprouts buying zucchini to make noodles. I’d planned on serving the zoodles with a traditional basil pesto, but decided to try an Artichoke Lemon Pesto they were selling.
My husband and I loved it. It was so bright and fresh and flavorful that my husband said I should post the recipe. I didn’t want to post the recipe using the store bought Artichoke Lemon Pesto, so I bought the ingredients and recreated it at home.
The pesto recipe makes twice as much pesto as you need for the recipe, but it’s great with sautéed vegetables too. I added sun dried tomatoes the second time I made the recipe to add a pop of color and because I loved them.
This meal comes together really quickly. Just be sure and use a hot skillet so you get good color on your chicken and so the zoodles get hot quickly without getting too soft.
Zoodles with Artichoke Lemon Pesto
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ cup of Artichoke Lemon Pesto
- ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes
- 2 medium zucchini cut into noodles
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
Artichoke Lemon Pesto
- 6.5- ounce jar of marinated artichoke hearts drained
- ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- pinch of salt and pepper
- Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook until cooked through, 3 -5 minutes.
- Add half of the pesto, sundried tomatoes and zucchini noodles and toss to combine. Cook until noodles are hot, 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.
- Artichoke Lemon Pesto
- Pulse all ingredients in a small food processor until well blended.
If you’re looking for more Zoodle recipes, Kalyn has a great Zoodle Pinterest board.
So, is the recipe to make the pesto somewhere else? Or, maybe the ingredients listed from “artichokes” down are the pesto ingredients? This is not explained well. Maybe have a space or 2 after the title recipe ingredients and then write “Artichoke Lemon Pesto:” and start the list of ingredients for pesto under that. There are plenty of recipes out there that have “recipes” within them that will show you what I mean if I’m not explaining this well enough. A hyperlink text of “1/4c Artichoke Lemon Pesto” that directs the user to a recipe just for that is another option as well. I love the sound of the pesto, so I’m gonna assume that my guess is correct, and give it go.
Thanks for the comment. For some reason, the heading for the pesto in the ingredients list was missing. I’ve updated it. Enjoy!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
These look fantastic! I had a hand grater bought in Rome from a fast talking vendor and it worked for just a few goes. I need a better one like this! xxx
Artichoke pesto? I’m swooning!!
Jessica @ Sweet Menu
Wow this is so cool! I haven’t tried zoodles yet but now I really want to. Looks delish!!!
Zoodles are my new favorite thing! Yum!
Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction
I haven’t tried zoodles yet but hubby is trying to stay away from carbs. I’ll try this soon.
What a great idea! I am going to make Zoodles, soon!
I love the zucchini noodles! We try to eat more vegetables, and they make it so easy. 🙂 This artichoke pesto dish sounds like a perfect dinner to prepare after work- quick, easy and delicious!
That looks so good……I love zoodles! And what a different pesto….I never would have thought of that combination-it sounds delicious.
Looks great, and thanks for the shout-out for my Spiralizer Pinterest Board!
Delicious and refined! A wonderful dish.
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
John isn’t overly fond of pasta but I bet he’d LOVE this. I love everything about it and it’s good looking too.