Basil Chicken Sausage & Zucchini Spaghetti
Every now and then something new comes along that inspires and delights me so much I'm motivated to make a new recipe.
This week while shopping at the local farmer's market, I met up with a new variety of zucchini appropriately named the "8 Ball". These little guys were so stupid cute that I had to buy a bunch of them- and I KNEW they would be just perfect for spiraling.
Because of their shape and size, these little zukes have little to no seeds and make for a GREAT noodle. When combined with spicy tomato basil chicken sausage and tomato sauce, this makes for a hearty one-dish Lean and Green meal that takes just minutes to prepare.
Super easy, quick and delicious this low carb meal is great as a Lean and Green Recipe, an HCG recipe or keto recipe.
- 1 1/2 pounds (24 oz) lean chicken sausage (you can also use turkey sausage or beef sausage- just pay attention to portion sizes for different meats)
- 4 C spiraled zucchini
1 Tablespoons Stacey Hawkins Tuscan Fantasy Seasoning (or bell pepper, black pepper, garlic, onion, parsley, salt)
- 2 C tomato sauce- no sugar added
- 8 T fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
- Place a large frying pan (at least 1 1/2" deep) over medium high heat.
- Add the chicken to the frying pan and cook for 7-8 minutes until sausage is slightly browned, stirring occasionally.
- Pour the tomato sauce & Tuscan Fantasy into the pan and stir to coat the chicken. Turn up the heat to high and bring the sauce to a boil. (about 3 more minutes)
- Add the zucchini noodles to the pan and using a pair of tongs, toss the noodles in the sauce and cook for just 1-2 minutes until noodles are soft and chicken is thoroughly cooked.
- Place 4 equal portions on plates and sprinkle each plate with 2 T Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes & Optavia Counts
Serving Size is 1/4 of this recipe.
0 - Lean
1 - Leaner
0 - Leanest
3 - Green
1 - Condiments
0 - Healthy Fat
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