Garlic Coconut Butter Chicken Thighs and Zoodles

Garlic Coconut Butter Chicken Thighs and Zoodles

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Super Easy Garlic Coconut Butter Chicken Thighs and Zoodles served with sauteed tomatoes and extra garlic coconut butter for good measure! Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Keto. Whole30. 

We are always looking for meal prep recipes that are packed with flavor, but take hardly any time to make. If you are like us, then you are in luck because this Garlic Butter Chicken and Zoodles recipe is all that and more! Not only does this entire recipe come together in less than 20 minutes, but it is made in one pan (hello, fewer dishes!) and caters to just about every dietary need out there (minus vegetarian or vegan, of course). 

The star flavors are the butter and garlic. Both are such simple ingredients, but when paired together, they really can transform a dish. But, this recipe is dairy-free! You might be asking ‘how’ when it is made with butter. Our secret? The new NOW Foods Keto Coconut Infusions Butter! We are all about the flavor of butter (it’s just a magical flavor), but sometimes the dairy can really get to us. That’s where this new product comes into play. 

Why unrefined coconut oil? 

The Keto Coconut Infusions is made with just two ingredients: organic coconut oil and non-dairy butter flavor (that comes from sunflower oil and botanical extracts). The coconut oil is unrefined, which is something that we always look for. Unrefined coconut oil is less processed, which means it will have more nutrients. We can’t complain about any food having more nutrients, can we? 

Being unrefined also means that there will be a slightly stronger coconut flavor. We love that because it adds a nice touch of sweetness to the butter flavor and really enhances a dish. For those that are concerned that the coconut flavor is too strong, it’s not. It is really, very subtle. You smell it more when you open the jar or packet than you do when it is cooked into your recipe. 

How do I use a travel packet?

Typically, when we buy oil, butter, etc. we buy a large jar or bottle because we are cooking with it at home. But, NOW Foods has not only launched their large jars of the Keto Coconut Infusions, but they have also launched new 1 tbsp. travel packets. They are perfect when you need to take something with you, i.e., meal prep. For example, how many times have you pre-cooked zoodles on the weekend only to find them extremely soggy by Monday at lunch? Been there. It’s a sad day. 

Instead, the trick is to spiralize your zoodles very thin, leave them uncooked and then take your Keto Coconut Infusions packet with you. Right before you are getting ready to heat up your lunch, add the coconut butter packet to the zoodles. This will not only help cook the zoodles, but it will also add so much flavor! Now you can have the tastes you crave without dealing with a sub-par meal. 

Other ways to use your packets:

  • If you are into Bulletproof coffee, you can mix it into that. 
  • You can take it with you and spread it on your toast or bagel at the office.
  • You can add it into your pasta and serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese at work (no more soggy past!) 
  • You can top your vegetables with it before heating them. 
  • You can even top your pancakes with the Keto Coconut Infusions and maple syrup at work.

The possibilities are really endless!  

Garlic Coconut Butter Chicken Thighs and Zoodles Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 large zucchini, spiralized
  • 4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. NOW Foods Coconut Infusions Non-dairy Butter
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. hot sauce, optional
  • 1 lemon, half juiced and half sliced into rings
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • salt & pepper, as desired
  • 4 NOW Foods Coconut Infusions Keto packets 

The ingredients are simple. We used the jar of Coconut Infusions for the main recipe and the packets for taking to work. Hot sauce is optional. 

This is what the new on-the-go 1tbsp. packet look like. Each mini box has 3-1tbsp. packets. They are so easy to toss into your lunch box, leave at work in your desk, and even travel with. 

Add your olive oil and either 2 tbsp. coconut infusions or 2 packets to your skillet. 

Once your olive oil and coconut oil are melted add in your cut up chicken thighs, salt, and pepper. 

Cook the chicken thighs for 5-6 minutes and then add in your garlic, Italian seasoning, parsley, lemon juice, hot sauce (if using), and chicken broth. 

 

When the chicken is done cooking, remove it from the pan and add in your tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes until the desired doneness. 

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Evenly divide your chicken, tomatoes, and zoodles between 4 meal prep containers. Add one packet of Keto Coconut Infusions to each meal prep container. Add in fresh lemon slices, if desired. 

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Garlic Coconut Butter Chicken Thighs and Zoodles

Garlic Coconut Butter Chicken Thighs and Zoodles

Super Easy Garlic Coconut Butter Chicken Thighs and Zoodles served with sauteed tomatoes and extra garlic coconut butter for good measure! Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Keto. Whole30. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, dinner, gluten free, keto, low carb, lunch, main dish, Meal Prep, whole30
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Sarah Kesseli

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1 inch bites
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 large zucchini spiralized (about 6 cups)
  • 4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. NOW Foods Coconut Infusions Non-dairy Butter
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. hot sauce optional
  • 1 lemon half juiced and half sliced into rings
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • salt & pepper as desired

For prepping

  • 4 NOW FOODS Coconut Infusions Non-Dairy Butter Packets

Instructions

  • Create zoodles with your zucchini by using a spiralizer or using a potato peeler to create ribbons.
  • Add 1 tbsp. olive oil and 2 tbsp. Coconut Infusions to a non-stick skillet and set over medium heat.
  • Add your cut chicken thighs, salt and pepper to the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes making sure to stir the chicken after 3 minutes.
  • Next, add in your chicken broth, garlic, Italian seasoning, parsley, lemon juice, and hot sauce, if using.
  • Mix well and allow to cook until chicken is done, or about 5 more minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and evenly divide between your meal prep containers.
  • Return your pan to the heat and add in your tomatoes. Mix well and allow to cook for about 5 minutes or until desired doneness.
  • Evenly divide the tomatoes between each meal prep container.
  • Lastly, evenly divide your raw zoodles between the 4 containers.
  • Add 1 Coconut Infusions butter flavored packet and fresh lemon slices to each.
  • Cover and store until ready to eat.
  • When preparing to eat, open your Coconut Infusions Butter packet and put on top of your Zoodles. Heat the meal and then add your warmed chicken and tomatoes to your zoodles. Squeeze with fresh lemon juice.

Notes

Net Carbs = 10g 

Nutrition

Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.2g | Protein: 21.6g | Fat: 34.9g | Fiber: 4.2g
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About the Author

Sarah Kesseli
Sarah Kesseli is a Certified Eating Psychology & Intuitive Eating Counselor at www.sarahkesseli.com She spent the first eight years of her career working in the fitness industry before making the jump into the food, ‘mood’ and nutrition side of the wellness world. Sarah also creates healthy and simple recipes on her website Ingredients Of A Fit Chick as well as for a few well-known, industry leading companies. In her free time, Sarah loves to attend yoga classes, hike, read and spend time at the beach.

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