Spiced Grilled Chicken with Zucchini and Avocado Pasta

PaleoIt’s a word that probably makes you cringe on a certain levelIt might make you think of bland foodOr difficult to make. Or maybe you just don’t like the idea of a diet fadWell, let me tell you this, Paleo is simply a clean way of eatingLow simple carbs and simple proteinsAnd yes, it can taste amazingIf you are willing to cook with herbs and spices, you can have a fantastic Paleo meal.

This recipe is a grilled chicken, marinated in herbs and spices, olive oil and lemon juiceNothing fancy, rightBut the spices that are used make it taste so goodThe part that might be a little intimidating is the zucchini noodlesBut don’t beAs long as you have the right julienne tool, which is inexpensive, you can make theseAnd are they kid friendlyYESMy girls LOVED the zucchini pasta.

The sauce, what about the sauceWill you like itYesIf you think about it, a typical white pasta sauce is based on a fatbutter and creamAvocado is simply a MUCH healthier fatAdd some basil, lemon juice, and warm it up and you have a tasty alternative to a simple carbohydrateThat’s all this isYou are getting healthier food because they are complex proteins and carbohydratesDon’t be scaredTry it!

Ingredients:

Chicken:

  • 3 lbs. (approx. 4 pieces each) chicken legs and thighs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbs. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbs. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 Tbs. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano

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