Easy Chicken Meatballs and Zoodles

One of the things that has made this round of Whole30 so much better is having easy, go-to recipes for those nights when I don’t have much energy for a more complicated meal. Also leftovers. I know I wouldn’t have gotten so far if it weren’t for those blessed leftovers that make the perfect breakfasts and lunches! I guess always making more than the recipe calls for pays off sometimes, huh? ;)

Easy Chicken Meatballs and Zoodles

Anyways, one of my favorite easy peasy meals is today’s chicken meatballs and zoodles recipe. Not only does it take about 20 minutes to make, but it’s seriously SO good, and the leftovers make for killer lunches. Also, by using veggie noodles (like squash and zucchini), you get the feeling of pasta with the benefits of the vegetables and some low carb goodness. I mean… it doesn’t get much better than that!

And the secret ingredient for this recipe? Costco. 

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Yes, I know technically Costco isn’t an ingredient, but thanks to some of the awesome Whole30 compliant items I found there, this recipe was born. I used the chicken meatballs (that are literally just chicken and spices – WIN!), marinara and mushrooms, which made this recipe oh so easy. Then I spiralized some squash (which I now affectionately call “squoodles”) and zucchini straight into the skillet, and voila. Dinner is served! If you are feeling extra fancy, you can throw in a can of diced tomatoes like I did for some more texture, or even add some of your own spices like extra italian seasoning, a dash of cayenne, or a bit of paprika. 

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Pro tip: Get this spiralizer. (< Affiliate link!)
I used to have a giant contraption, but not only was it a pain to clean, it was big, hard to store and made a mess. I love my little hand held spiralizer! 

But the bottom line is this recipe is easy. It’s quick. It’s delicious. And best of all? It’s Whole30 compliant. 

Easy Chicken Meatballs and Zoodles

Easy Chicken Meatballs and Zoodles

Ingredients

  • 1lb package Coleman Chicken Meatballs (from Costco)
  • 2 cups compliant marinara
  • 1 pint mushrooms
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3 zucchini or squash
  • Optional: Italian seasoning, cayenne, etc.

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken meatballs, marinara, mushrooms and diced tomatoes into a large skillet.
  2. Heat the mixture until the sauce starts bubbling slightly and the mushrooms are soft. Optional: add the Italian seasoning and cayenne for extra flavor.
  3. Spiralize the zucchini or squash straight into the pan. (Pro tip: Every few turns, "cut" the noodles so they aren't super long).
  4. Stir together and heat for another 5 minutes so the "noodles" can soften.
  5. Serve immediately! Store up to 5 days in the fridge.
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  1. Emily

    January 22nd, 2019 at 8:17 am

    I’m definitely gonna get that spiralizer.

  2. Happily the Hicks

    January 22nd, 2019 at 9:02 am

    YES!! It’s seriously the best. You’ll love it, girl!

  3. mriveraediblesense

    January 23rd, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Not only does the recipe look and sound amazing, that bowl is to die for!

  4. Happily the Hicks

    January 23rd, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Oh my goodness thank you!! It was SO yummy and delicious. I’m excited to finish off the leftovers for lunch today haha.

  5. Jenna | The Urben Life

    January 23rd, 2019 at 10:52 am

    I love that you added mushrooms! I’m totally going to make this sometime soon :) I love zoodles with meatballs.

  6. Happily the Hicks

    January 24th, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Yes!! Mushrooms are my favorite veggie to add in to recipes. You should definitely give it a try – you’ll LOVE it!

  7. Mimi

    January 23rd, 2019 at 11:11 am

    These sounds amazing and I’ve been loving zoodles lately so this recipe is a must try

  8. Happily the Hicks

    January 24th, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Yes! It’s SO yummy, and I’m a huge fan of zoodles as well. They’re a great low carb alternative to pasta!

  9. Cristina - Memories of the Pacific

    January 24th, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    This recipe sounds and looks amazing!

  10. Happily the Hicks

    January 24th, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Aww thank you so much!! :)

  11. Chanel van Reenen

    January 25th, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Girl, you are speaking my love language! Paleo and Whole 30 is my jam! I love finding new recipes to try out!!

  12. Happily the Hicks

    January 28th, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Yay! I’m so glad you liked this recipe. These meatballs and zoodles are seriously SO GOOD. Yum!

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