Lemon, Garlic, Chicken and Zoodles
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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
Course: dinner, entree, main
Cuisine: American, ketogenic, low carb
Keyword: chicken, garlic, lemon, one pot, zoodles
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 368kcal


  • 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.