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Butternut Squash Pasta with Chicken

This Butternut Squash Chicken Pasta is one skillet dish is filled with butternut squash noodles, cherry tomatoes, onions, and chicken that sits in a cream sauce. It can ready in under 25 minutes. This recipe is Whole30, Paleo and Gluten-Free.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2 large chicken breasts (cooked)
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1 shallot (thinly sliced)
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes,
  • 3 cups spinach and arugula mix
  • 2 garlic cloves (,minced or finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth ((no sugar added))
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk ((canned))
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp tapioca flour


  1. Cut the top off the butternut so that can be spiralized. Peel the skin off. Cut the butternut in 2 pieces so it’s easier to handle, then spiralize using the thickest noodle setting of your spiralizer. Cut into 6 inch lengths so it’s easy to eat. Leave the zoodles to the side.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil along with the 2 chicken breasts. Cook each side for 5-6 minutes or until the juice runs clear. Once the chicken is cooked completely, transfer to a cutting board and allow to rest form 5 minutes. Once cooled, use a large knife and dice the cooked chicken into cubes.
  3. In the same skillet the chicken was cooked in, add another tbsp of olive oil and with the minced garlic and the slices of shallot. All ow to brown together for a minute or so.
  4. Next, add the butternut squash zoodles to the shallots and minced garlic, gently sauteé for 7- 8 minutes.
  5. Transfer the whole cherry tomatoes, chicken, spinach and arugula to the butternut squash zoodles.
  6. In a bowl, add the coconut milk, chicken broth, onion powder, tapioca flour, salt and pepper. Combine together until the tapioca flour is completely dissolved.
  7. Pour the liquid mixture to the zoodles and allow to simmer for 3 minutes or until the broth has become thicker.
  8. Serve immediately.
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish