Garlic-Butter Lemony Chicken Zoodles OK..Real Talk. You see us mentioning the us…
Garlic-Butter Lemony Chicken Zoodles? OK..Real Talk. You see us mentioning the use of “Ghee” as a substitute for butter in our CFC recipes, but do you know why?
Ghee is made by melting regular butter. The butter then separates into fats and milk solids. Once separated, the milk solids are removed, which means that ghee has less lactose, making it a very good possibility if you have allergies or sensitivities to most dairy products.
Ghee has a higher smoke point when compared to typical butter, so it won’t burn as quickly. This makes Ghee perfect for sautéing meals. Butter will smoke and burn at 350°F (177°C), but ghee can withstand heat up to 485°F (252°C). .
Ghee also produces less toxins (acrylamide) when heated compared to some other oils. Acrylamide is a chemical compound that develops when foods are prepared at high temps. This chemical has been proven to increase the cancer risk in animals, but it’s unclear whether it also increases the risk in humans as well. .
makes 4-5 servings
6 zucchini, spiralized
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, or thighs, pounded to an even thickness
1 cup fresh cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
2 Tbsp clarified butter or ghee, divided
3 fresh garlic cloves, minced or pressed
juice AND zest of 1 lemon
sea salt and ground black pepper, to your taste
a handful of fresh parsley or cilantro leaves, chopped
2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
Melt 1 Tbsp of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add chicken, season with sea salt & pepper, then saute for 6-8 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from skillet, and set aside to rest for 5 minutes, then shred into, bite-sized pieces using forks.
Heat the remaining butter in the same preheated skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, just until fragrant. Stir in zucchini noodles and saute for about 2 minutes, until crisp-tender.
Drain off any moisture, then season to taste.
Add in shredded chicken, cherry tomatoes, lemon zest and juice, and your cilantro/parsley.
Gently toss to combine, then sprinkle with shredded parmesan and fresh ground black pepper.