Herbed Chicken with Zoodles


When you’re craving pasta and chicken, give this a try instead.The zoodles give you the feeling of eating pasta without that heavy feeling. The zucchini along with the tender chicken and fresh tomato sauce is a delicious combination.


- Zehra, The FitNest


  • 4 Chicken tenders
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Tomato Sauce

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¾ jar (24 oz) Strained tomatoes
  • 1 ½ tsp Lemon zest
  • 3 large basil leaves

2 medium zucchini spiralized.


1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all the ingredients for the chicken, olive oil, oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes, garlic, lemon pepper, salt and pepper. Let chicken marinate for 20 mins.
2. Grill chicken on the BBQ or on the stove top with medium-high heat pan for 2-3 minutes on each side till done. Set chicken aside to rest.
3. In a medium saucepan, add in olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and garlic. Turn on heat to medium and mix till garlic becomes fragrant. Add in strained tomatoes and mix well till sauce comes to a slow simmer. Cover with a lid and let simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and add in lemon zest and chopped basil.
4. Spiralize zucchini into a large bowl, top with tomato sauce and cooked chicken. Sprinkle with basil and red pepper flakes.

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Heifa's Bio

Heifa, is a Chicago based Middle Eastern Food Blogger. Her mission is to develop simple, and easy recipes infused with the Mediterranean flavors that she grew up eating. Her hope is for people to get back in the kitchen and make food that is beneficial for them and their families without lacking in flavor.

Zehra, The Fitnest

To Zehra, nourishing meals are more than just that – they are dishes that feed and nourish our bodies. Healthy eating, fitness and being a loving mother of two are Zehra’s greatest passions. With a Kinesiology and Health Sciences background, she uses this knowledge to encourage her followers to live a healthier life through nutritional eating and ongoing fitness. The recipes that Zehra will share will have you trying different tastes a flavors from around the world.