Mexican Zoodles

Our Mexican Zoodles are delicious, packed with protein, and an amazing addition to any week-day lineup. This dinner is made in 1 dish so clean-up is a breeze! Why not try an amazing Mexican dish with all the guilt of carbs?! Simple ingredients with a super memorable outcome…enjoy one of our favorites!

Mexican Zoodles in a bowl with Avocado slices

What are zoodles?

Zoodles are “noodles” made from zucchini! This is a wonderful low carb, healthy option to add to dishes you would normally put traditional pasta in. The best part is how delicious it is! They do have a slightly different texture than traditional pasta, but when mixed with all these wonderful flavors, you’ll forget you’re eating healthy! Click on the link below to purchase the one we recommend!

Do zucchini noodles reheat well?

Unfortunately zucchini noodles don’t reheat the greatest because of the amount of water they release. They are still safe to eat, but we recommend eating this dish within 1-2 days of cooking. We also recommend reheating in a skillet versus a microwave. The stove top allows the extra water to bake off more so than the microwave, allowing for crunchier zoodles.

Ingredients for Mexican Zoodles

Ingredients for Mexican Zoodles:

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 can tomato sauce (14.5 oz)
  • 2 TBS tomato paste
  • 3 TBS taco Seasoning
  • 2 TBS chili Seasoning
  • 1 can black Beans (14.5 oz) – rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 can corn kernels- drained
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 Cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3 Cups zoodles (about 5 small zucchini)
  • 1 avocado

How to make our Mexican Zoodles:

The first step is to spiralize your zucchini noodles. Once made, pat dry with a paper towel and set aside. You can skip this step all together if you don’t have the time to make them. Almost all stored now sell pre-spiraled zoodles and just prep according to the directions!

Next, turn a burner on to medium heat. Drizzle with about 2 teaspoons of olive oil and coat the bottom of the pan.

Place ground chicken in the skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes, until browned. Make sure you crumble as you cook with your spatula. Once fully cooked, drain grease and return to the stove.

Once the skillet is back on the stove top, add the tomato sauce, tomato paste and all spices. Stir completely and make sure all ingredients are fully mixed.

Ground chicken, tomato sauce and spices in a pot to go on the stove

Turn the burner back on to medium heat and cook for about 2 minutes. The ingredients will start to thicken in that time.

Once the chicken mixture is heated, add the corn, grape tomatoes, black beans and cheese. Stir constantly while cooking for another 2 minutes.

Chicken mixture with tomatoes, corn, black beans and cheese in a pot

Last, add the zoodles to the mixture and cook for another 5-6 minutes. Be sure to stir every few minutes so nothing gets over cooked. Remove from heat and serving, topping with avocado! Enjoy!

Zucchini added to pot for Mexican Zoodles

I could eat Mexican food 7 days a week! Anybody else out there feel me?? Typically, my favorite dishes are jammed with flavor… and calories or carbs! Ugh… So now this is my guilt-free go-to Mexican dish because it satisfies all my cravings and I don’t have to stop myself when going back for seconds! Even the kids eat this up!

Mexican Zoodles with avocado

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Yield: serves 4-6

Mexican Zoodles

Mexican Zoodles
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 can tomato sauce (14.5 oz)
  • 2 TBS tomato paste
  • 3 TBS taco Seasoning
  • 2 TBS Chili Seasoning
  • 1 Can black Beans (14.5 oz) - drained
  • 1/2 can corn kernels- drained
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 Cup grape tomatoes
  • 3 Cups zoodles (about 5 small zucchini)
  • 1 avocado

Instructions

  1. Spiralize the zucchini into zoodles. Set aside.
  2. Add olive oil to a skillet on medium heat. Brown ground chicken for 4-5 minutes. Once cooked, drain grease and return to heat.
  3. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, and all spices. Stir to thoroughly combine.
  4. Once warmed, add black beans, corn (drained), grape tomatoes, and cheese. Mix completely and heat for about 2-3 minutes. Stir constantly.
  5. Last, add zoodles to the skillet. Stir and cook for approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, serve and garnish with sliced avocado.
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 1299mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 11gSugar: 8gProtein: 30g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)


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