General Keto Recipes

Chicken and Pesto Zucchini Spaghetti

Zucchini Pasta Chicken Pesto Ketosisirl
Written by Lee Valentine

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of Sari’s delicious home-made keto meal recipes, but here’s a favourite of mine and one we have very often. Total preparation and cooking time should only be about 15 – 20 minutes. This is a great meal to take to work for lunches.


Chicken and Pesto Zucchini Spaghetti

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1-2 tbsp pesto (to taste – fresh is best, make it yourself if you have a blender!).
  • diced chicken breast – about 300 – 400 gram.
  • 1 whole zucchini, large.
  • 2 medium bacon rashers.
  • cherry tomatoes, cut in halves or quarters if preferred – 1 small punnet.
  • diced haloumi cheese (again, fresh is best and it’s easy to make yourself).
  • 1 lemon or lemon juice (optional, for flavouring haloumi).

Zucchini Pasta Chicken Pesto Served Ketosisirl Directions

Note: To get zucchini into long, spaghetti like strips you can simply use a vegetable peeler. However, if you can get hold of a spiral grater or a “Shark Peeler”, those will make your job much easier.

  1. Cut all ingredients as required (see ingredients).
  2. Lightly boil zucchini for approximately 5 minutes, until tender but not too soft. Drain and set aside.
  3. Fry diced bacon and chicken whilst zucchini boils.
  4. Add zucchini, tomatoes and pesto to frying pan and stir together. Allow to cook for a few minutes until all ingredients are hot.
  5. Serve meal or put aside to free up pan, then fry haloumi cheese last with a generous squeeze of lemon juice. Add to served meals.


Don’t forget to pack up any leftovers into microwave safe containers to have for lunch the next day!



About the author


Lee Valentine

Hi, I'm Lee. I am by no means a medical or nutritional professional, I am just a real life keto "success story", meaning someone who has successfully lost a lot of weight using the ketogenic diet. My information is often non-technical which I feel is better for most of my readers as most of the information available online for ketogenic dieting is too technical, too confusing and doesn't just "get to the point" and show people how to simply lose weight via ketogenic dieting.

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