Dinner Combo - Arugula Pesto Chicken with Sweet Potato Zoodles and Green Beans Skillet
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6 servings
Arugula Pesto Chicken Thighs
  • 8 skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 cups packed arugula greens
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup pine nuts (cashew nuts will also work)
  • 1 tsp sea salt (or more to taste)
  • 1 TBSP Paprika, ground
  • 10 swirls with the Black Pepper mill
  • olive or avocado oil for oiling the baking dish
Sweet Potato Zoodles
This can be really convenient if you buy ready-spiralized sweet potatoes. My favorite fast food option! Or else you spiralize them yourself using a separate gadget called the spiralizer. You can find a good functioning one for under $30.
  • 1 packet or 4 cups spiralized sweet potatoes
  • olive oil for the skillet
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 6-8 shakes of the Adobo spice blend from Frontier Co-op
Green Bean Skillet
  • Enough green beans to fill a large skillet (1-2 packets or 4-5 handfuls)
  • 1 carton of plum baby tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
Arugula Pesto Chicken Thighs
  1. Oil a glass casserole dish
  2. Place chicken thighs next to each other in 1 layer
  3. Blend all pesto ingredients in a blender, add water if mixture is too thick and pour over chicken thighs
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350d F until thighs are just no longer pink, approx 30-40 minutes
Sweet Potato Zoodles
  1. Heat oil gently in a skillet, add zoodles and all spices and gently stir fry for about 10 minutes under medium-low heat. May need to add more oil of the zoodles look dry
Green Bean Skillet
  1. Wash the beans and drip dry
  2. Slice the baby tomatoes in half
  3. Slice the green onions
  4. Heat oil in skillet and gently fry the garlic under low heat
  5. Add all other ingredients and simmer gently under medium-low heat until beans are tender but still crisp to the bite
Recipe by Kirstin's Cancer Care at https://www.kirstinscancercare.com/dinner-combo-arugula-pesto-chicken-w-sweet-potato-zoodles-green-beans-skillet/