5 from 9 votes
Oregano Chicken Mediterranean Zoodle Bowl
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 

Healthy, delicious Oregano Chicken Mediterranean Zoodle Bowls. Succulent, tender chicken breasts bursting with oregano and lemon flavor, piled high on zucchini noodles and finished with mini balls of mozzarella, roasted red peppers, pine nuts and olives.  

Course: entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 2
Calories: 486 kcal
Ingredients
  • Oregano Chicken:
  • 2 Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts – pounded to even thickness* (about 1 pound total)
  • 1 tsp Anchovy Paste (can substitute 1 anchovy, minced)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic – minced
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ tsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Lemon Zest
  • ½ small Yellow Onion – thinly sliced
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Oregano – roughly chopped – thinly sliced, plus more for garnishing
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil – to brush grates
  • Zoodles:
  • 2 Zucchini – spiralized (about 1 pound total)
  • ¾ tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 TBS Lemon Juice (about 1 small lemon)
  • ½ tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small clove Garlic - minced
  • Bowl Garnishes , to taste (optional):
  • Bocconcini Cheese
  • Sweet Roasted Red Peppers - thinly sliced
  • Green Olives
  • Pine Nuts
  • Lemon Zest
  • Fresh Oregano Leaves
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Instructions
  1. Marinate the Chicken: In a large Ziploc bag combine the anchovy paste, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, onion and oregano. Add chicken breasts and toss to coat. Set aside in the refrigerator for 6 hours to overnight to allow to marinate.
  2. Meanwhile, Prepare the Zucchini Noodles: Transfer the “noodles” to a fine mesh strainer set into a large bowl. Generously salt the noodles and toss to coat. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the salt to remove excess moisture from the “noodles” and drain. Use a clean tea towel or paper towels to squeeze as much moisture as possible out of the noodles. Transfer to a medium sized bowl.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, lemon zest, garlic and a pinch of pepper. Pour mixture over zucchini noodles and toss to combine.
  4. To Grill the Chicken: Remove chicken from fridge and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling. Heat a grill, or grill pan, to medium/medium-high heat. Generously oil grates with vegetable oil. Remove chicken from marinade and allow excess to drip off and back into bag. Discard marinade.
  5. Grill chicken until browned, about 3-6 minutes. Flip and continue to grill on the second side and until browned and chicken is cooked through* (an instant read thermometer registers 160 degrees F.), an additional 3-6 minutes. Transfer to a clean work surface and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes. Cut into large bite sized pieces.
  6. To Serve: Divide zoodles equally between two bowls. Top with grilled chicken, bocconcini, red peppers, green olives and pine nuts. Garnish with lemon zest and oregano. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Use a meat mallet, or use a rolling pin, to pound chicken to even thickness (about ¾’’ thick) for juicy, evenly cooked chicken.
*If chicken is starting to brown too quickly before thermometer registers 160 degrees F, move chicken to a cooler side of the grill to finish cooking.
*Grilling time for chicken will depend on thickness and size of chicken
*Inactive Marinade Time of 6+ hours

Nutrition Facts
Oregano Chicken Mediterranean Zoodle Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 486 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 1712mg74%
Potassium 973mg28%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 425IU9%
Vitamin C 43.3mg52%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.