Grilled Chicken With Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce {Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Egg Free}

If you love Italian food – you will LOVE this Paleo pasta! It’s super flavorful with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and a dairy free mozzarella flavored cream sauce.

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If you love Italian food – you will LOVE this dish! This just might be one of the best recipes I’ve ever eaten! Not only is it REALLY flavorful with sauteed garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and mozzarella flavored cream sauce, but I like to stir zucchini noodles into the sauce transforming it into a fantastic pasta dish. Plus, it comes together fairly quickly for an easy weeknight dinner.

Here’s how to get started:

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First, I seasoned the chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika and grilled it over medium heat until it was cooked through.

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For the cream sauce I added some raw cashews, water, and mozzarella inspired seasonings to my handy dandy Nutri-Bullet and blended it up!

 

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Next, for the pasta I sauteed some spiralized zucchini noodles with some garlic over medium heat until they were nice and soft.

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And here is where it all comes together – for the finale, in the same pan as the chicken, I sauteed some garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. Once the garlic was nice and fragrant I added the cream sauce. Then, I stirred in the zucchini noodles and topped it with the grilled chicken and an extra sprinkling of basil – my pasta paradise!!!

*Note– I took the picture before I added the zucchini noodles 🙂
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Here are the particulars 🙂

*HERE are step-by-step instructions on how to spiralize zucchini noodles.
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Grilled Chicken With Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce {Dairy Free & Paleo}

If you love Italian food - you will LOVE this Paleo pasta! It's super flavorful with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and a dairy free mozzarella flavored cream sauce.

I went ahead and included instructions for adding zucchini noodles, but if you prefer, you can leave them out 🙂

Course dairy free, gluten free, keto, Main Course, paleo, Soy Free
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken with sun dried tomatoes recipe, dairy free cream sauce, gluten free pasta, gluten free pasta with chicken, keto chicken, keto dinner, keto pasta, paleo cream sauce, paleo pasta, paleo pasta with chicken
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 381 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenderloins
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Paprika to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. Refined Coconut Oil + more if needed
  • 4 Zucchini spiralized (see link above)
  • 4 Cloves Garlic minced (divided)
  • 4 oz Sun-Dried Tomatoes drained

Mozzarella Flavored Cream Sauce:

  • 1/2 C Raw Cashews soaked in hot water at least 30 minutes
  • 1 C Water
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Basil plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • Dash of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Pinch or 2 or Ground Red Pepper add more if you want it spicy

Instructions

  1. Cover the cashews with hot water and allow to soak at least 30 minutes to soften.
  2. Spiralize the noodles. Add 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil or olive oil to a medium-sized pan.
  3. Once heated, add the spiralized noodles and 1 clove of garlic. Saute until noodles are soft. Season with salt and set aside.
  4. Add all of the sauce ingredients to a blender (I used my NutriBullet) and blend on high until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Season both sides of the chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  6. Heat the coconut oil over medium heat in a large saucepan.
  7. Once heated, add the chicken and cook on both sides until cooked through. Set aside and cover to keep warm.
  8. Drain the sun-dried tomatoes and cut into small pieces.
  9. In the same pan add additional coconut oil if needed (I didn't need to add any) and add the remaining 3 cloves of garlic and tomatoes and cook for about 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant. Stir in the cream sauce and cook until heated through. Add water to thin if too thick. Stir in the zucchini noodles, if using. Top with the chicken and sprinkle on extra basil to be pretty 🙂
  10. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

nutrition facts include zucchini noodles.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken With Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce {Dairy Free & Paleo}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 685mg 29%
Potassium 1987mg 57%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 16g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 13.4%
Vitamin C 59.5%
Calcium 9.3%
Iron 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

this post is part of Fat Tuesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Corn-Free Everyday Link Party, and Gluten Free Wednesdays

 

adapted from THIS recipe. The mozzarella cream sauce seasonings were inspired from THIS recipe.

Posted January 13, 2015 by Cassidy in Egg Free, Keto, Milk & Cheese Substitutes, Paleo, Whats For Dinner?, Whole30 / 9 Comments

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9 responses to “Grilled Chicken With Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce {Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Egg Free}

  1. my sister made this and loved it, so I threw it on the menu too! Yum!! I decided to throw boiling water over the cashew directly, along with my sundried tomatoes (my were dry, not packed in oil), and a couple cloves of garlic. I then blended the whole thing. Really good dinner, thanks Cass!

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