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Creamy Creole Chicken Zoodles

Adapted from Texanerin Baking

Creamy Creole Chicken Zoodles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Cajun #Creole #Chicken #Recipe

You know those rich, decadent cajun cream fettuccine dishes that they serve at Italian restaurants? This dish tastes JUST like that. The sauce is super creamy and rich … and somehow with the amazingly rich cajun cream sauce on top, the zucchini noodles actually trick the tongue into believing they are real noodles.

The craziest part about it is … this rich creamy sauce is really pretty healthy! It’s full of healthy veggies and chicken … but it’s creamy and dreamy and wonderful to eat. The creaminess comes from a light white sauce made with low fat milk, a bit of flour (or, for gluten free, tapioca flour), Greek cream cheese and freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.

I have a special spot in my heart for cajun and creole cooking. I am not exactly sure where this fondness came from … perhaps it was from work trips I took many years ago to Mississippi and the panhandle of Florida, but I feel like it was embedded in my heart way before that. I have never lived in Louisiana … and had never visited there until just last month … but oh, any dish that was cajun or creole, I am drawn to it like a magnet …

You can serve this sauce with pasta, if you prefer, but I really like using zucchini noodles since they are so much healthier and really very tasty! I am absolutely in love with this dish … I am cherishing every. delicious. bite. And I’m thinking I need to make it again very soon, so I have some to share with my friends because I’m betting that they will flip over it too.

You’ll need a spiralizer to make the “zoodles” … I bought mine on Amazon for about $30 (this Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer is the same model I have) and I love it. (They make great gifts, too, btw!)

Creamy Creole Chicken Zoodles

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Creamy Creole Chicken Zoodles

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 1 cup bell pepper strips
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons Tony Chachere's creole seasoning
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder (to taste)
  • 2 Tablespoons flour (for gluten free, use tapioca flour)
  • 1 cup low fat milk (I used 2%)
  • 3 oz. Greek cream cheese (or Neufchatel)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 2 - 3 medium zucchini (about 8 inches), cut into noodles (zoodles)

Instructions

  1. In a saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are soft & translucent.Add the bell pepper strips and mushrooms, cover and cook for several minutes, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms and peppers are soft. Stir in the flour, then the milk and the cream cheese in bits.
  2. Cook for several minutes, stirring frequently, breaking up the cream cheese, until the mixture begins to thicken. Stir in the shredded cheese and chicken. Reduce heat to low.
  3. In a frying pan over medium heat, heat the oil, then add the zoodles. Cover and cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the zoodles are softened and bright green. Drain off any excess water.
  4. Scoop the chicken mixture onto the zoodles and toss a bit to mix. Serve hot.

Notes

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This recipe was shared at Foodie Friends Friday, What’s for Dinner Sunday, Weekend Potluck, Hearth & Soul Bloghop and Let’s Get Real Friday.

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One Response

  1. Now that made me hungry! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

    December 12, 2016 at 10:25 am

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