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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.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Ashley McCrary


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Next, add the butternut squash zoodles to the shallots and minced garlic, gently sauteé for 7- 8 minutes.
  • Transfer the whole cherry tomatoes, chicken, spinach and arugula to the butternut squash zoodles.
  • 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.
  • Pour the liquid mixture to the zoodles and allow to simmer for 3 minutes or until the broth has become thicker.
  • Serve immediately.