One Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken and Zoodles
An easy and flavorful one pot dinner of perfectly seasoned and seared chicken over a bed of lemon garlic zoodles.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 3 tbsp olive oil divided
- 4 tbsp lemon juice divided
- 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 3 cloves garlic crushed
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 3 medium to large zucchini spiralized
- 1 tsp lemon zest optional
- parmesan cheese for topping
Pound chicken breasts until they are about 1/2" - 3/4" in thickness evenly. This will ensure even cooking times.
In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne and smoked paprika. Rub mixture on both sides of the 4 chicken breasts.
Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add 3 tbsp olive oil to the pan. Place chicken breasts in pan and sear over medium high heat 5-7 minutes each side. While chicken is searing on each side, add 2 tbsp of lemon juice to the chicken.
Remove chicken from the pan and set aside. Add remaining 1 tbsp olive oil to the pan and saute garlic until fragrant.
Stir in chicken broth and deglaze the pan by scraping the browned bits off the bottom. Stir in zoodles and remaining lemon juice.
Add chicken back to pan. Cover and cook on low until chicken is cooked through and zucchini has cooked down some. Zoodles should still have a bit of crunch, but not be mushy, about 5 minutes.
Top chicken with lemon zest and parmesan cheese before serving.