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Easy Grilled Chicken on a Bed of Zucchini Noodles

Grilled Chicken made with healthy zucchini noodles (zoodles), grape tomatoes and blue cheese crumbles is the perfect light and easy meal. Enjoy this versatile dish hot or cold depending on what season it is or where you live.

Plate of grilled chicken, tomato, and spiraled zucchini.

We all like to eat heathy and this dish is just that. I could eat chicken every day, and I love my chicken with some hot sides, but during the summer I like to ditch the heavy dinners for something light and refreshing.

If you struggle with eating healthy, and you have eaten more lettuce than there are rabbits in your town, try this option made with zucchini noodles instead. Zucchini noodles are a wonderful departure from lettuce and way healthier than pasta noodles.

These little gems come premade for you in the refrigerator section near the produce or if you have a spiral machine, you can make them yourself. But beware-it’s addicting. One zucchini makes a lot of spiraled zucchini so that’s also a bonus. I love both the green and the yellow but watch out you don’t accidently pick up a cucumber like I did one time when I was trying to impress my mom with my new spiral gadget.

I love grilled anything, but you can opt to cook your chicken in a pan. If I’m using a breast, I’ll butterfly it for the grill. I usually opt for dark chicken meat but this dish has plenty of moisture from the zucchini noodles so white meat won’t feel dry.  I’ve used rotisserie chicken to make it super easy and just heated it up in the microwave or frying pan with a touch of water.

Ingredients for Recipe

Chicken: Chicken grilled, baked, pan fried, rotisserie, or even leftover.
Zucchini: Green or yellow.
Tomatoes: Cherry or grape, red or orange or yellow, roma or heirloom.
Blue Zucchini Cheese: Crumbles for more flavor per bite.
Fresh Medley of Spices: Cracked pepper or a medley of flavors.

How to Make Recipe

  1. Season and cook chicken.
  2. Meanwhile spiral your zucchini.
  3. Cut your tomatoes and add to zucchini.
  4. Add mixture to a pan to heat.
  5. Add chicken to zucchini and tomatoes.
  6. Crumble blue cheese on top.
  7. Sprinkle seasoning.


Meat: Chicken, grilled, pan fried, oven roasted, rotisserie. You can also use any other type of meat, especially leftover.
Zucchini: Green or yellow.
Tomatoes: Use any variety of tomatoes. I like to separate some of the seeds and remove them as well as the watery fleshy part of the tomato. You could also use sliced yellow, red or green bell peppers.
Cheese: Blue, feta, sharp or mild cheddar or colby jack in cube form.
Seasoning: Get your flavor from the seasoning on your chicken, if you are looking to season the zucchini spirals you could use a Medley, black pepper or red pepper flakes.

Questions and Tips for Recipe

Do I have to cook the zucchini noodles? No, you can eat them raw, without cooking. They are just as refreshing. however for this recipe warm noodles and tomatoes adds a lovely touch.

Can I make spiral noodles from cucumbers? A cucumber has a higher content of water so it will not work to spiral a cucumber and heat it.

Do I need to seed the tomatoes? No, you can just slice the tomatoes and use them the way they are. Due to the moisture content in the noodles, I like to remove some of it from the tomatoes.

Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts on a Bed of Zucchini Noodles

Grilled Chicken with zucchini noodles, grape tomatoes and blue cheese crumbles is the perfect light and easy dinner. Serve this dish hot or cold, either way, “zoodles” can be cooked or eaten raw. What are “zoodles?” Zoodles are spiralized noodles, in this case, made from zucchini.
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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts on a Bed of Zucchini Noodles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 196kcal


  • 1 Chicken breast sliced (baked, pan fried, rotisserie, or even leftover)
  • 1 large Zucchini (yellow or green)
  • 8-10 Tomatoes, cherry or grape (red or orange or yellow, roma or heirloom)
  • ¼-½ cup Blue Cheese: (crumbles for more flavor per bite)
  • ¼ teaspoon Fresh Medley of Spices: Cracked pepper or a medley of flavors. (per salad to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Season and cook chicken. You can use a chicken breast of even dark meat. Slice or cut up chicken, set aside.
  • Meanwhile spiral your zucchini. When you spiralize a zucchini you will end up with a greater volumn than the actual vegetable. These are much lighter than pasta noodles so enjoy a larger quantity.
  • Cut your tomatoes and add to zucchini. Toss well.
  • Add tomatoes and zucchini to pan with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Toss around for a couple minutes to warm.
  • Plate your zucchini noodles and tomatoes and add chicken.
  • Crumble blue cheese on top of each salad. Use as little or much as you like!
  • Sprinkle seasoning over dish and enjoy.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 901IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg

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