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In this episode of Happy Belly, dietitian and author Frances Largeman Roth creates an easy and delicious recipe that will help you get more vegetables in your diet: sautéed chicken tossed in zucchini noodles. Zucchini is the cornerstone of this recipe because it is an easy food to digest. Lean proteins such as chicken and seafood are also excellent choices because they are less likely to upset your IBS than proteins with high saturated fat content.

For this recipe you need a vegetable spiralizer. Which you can find in most grocery stores or online. To use the spiralizer cut off the end of your zucchini and twist the end into the spiralizer. Do this for 3 large zucchini. 

Next take 1 1/2 pounds of chicken cut into 1 inch pieces and place in your pan. Season with salt, freshly ground pepper and a little apple cider vinegar, sautee for about 5 minutes. 

Transfer chicken to a bowl and wipe down pan. Spray pan and add in zucchini noodles for about 5 minutes. Add chicken back into pan with zucchini noodles. Add a dash of salt, pepper, a bit more apple cider vinegar and cilantro. 

Stir ingredients together and enjoy!


  • 3 large zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 medium lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ pounds boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Cooking spray
Using a spiralizer or mandoline, make zucchini noodles, transfer into a large bowl and set aside. You can also chop zucchini into any size pieces, if you don't have the gadgets for making zucchini noodles. Preheat large deep skillet on high heat and add chicken. Saute until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add ½ teaspoon salt and ground black pepper towards the end along with apple cider vinegar, stir and cook for another minute. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Wipe clean or wash and pat dry the skillet and return to the stove on high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add zucchini noodles. Saute for 1½ minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add previously cooked chicken, remaining salt, lime juice and cilantro. Stir gently and serve hot. Serves 4
Frances Largeman Roth

This video features Frances Largeman Roth.

Duration: 03:24. Last Updated On: 2016-04-01

Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 4
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
11.85% Complete
7.69230769231% Complete
35.0% Complete
29.3913043478% Complete
5.42635658915% Complete
8.0% Complete
8.0% Complete
78.431372549% Complete
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Lower Carbohydrate
Lower Carbohydrate
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