Grilled Chicken with Zucchini “Spaghetti”

Our friends brought over some delicious marinated chicken last night that we threw on the grill. We served it with zucchini that I shredded in 2 minutes with a Spirelli Spiral Cutter. I love this spiral cutter! It is so easy to use and so easy to clean. It makes beautiful ribbons of vegetables within minutes. Add a touch of olive oil, salt and pepper and steam on the grill for about 8 minutes and you have a delicious accompaniment to any grilled meat or fish. One of the things I love so much about eating whole foods, is they are pretty straightforward to prepare. Not much is needed to make a fantastic meal!

Zucchini Spaghetti

I did not get the chicken marinade recipe from my friends, but my grilled cajun chicken post has a great recipe for grilled chicken. We added grilled pineapple and grilled organic bacon to the dish and this is what we came up with.

Grilled Chicken with Spaghtti Zucchini

When eating bacon, one thing to steer clear of is sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate, which is found in a lot of lunch meats, bacon, sausage, and hot dogs. It is a salt that helps to prevent bacterial cultivation of foods and makes them appear fresh.  It can lead to formation of cancer-causing molecules that can result in tumor formation. Both sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate have been linked to significantly increasing the risk of colon and other forms of cancer, so be sure to choose only uncured meat products made without nitrates, and preferably from grass-fed sources. We purchase organic, uncured bacon, which does not contain nitrites or nitrates.

When purchasing your pineapple make sure the pineapple is not a Del Monte rose colored one from Costa Rica. This variety of pineapples is at risk for being genetically modified.

Eat Better. Feel Better.

One thought on “Grilled Chicken with Zucchini “Spaghetti”

  1. Julie,

    I’m reading your blog with my lemon, cayenne water in hand! You have done such a wonderful job of breaking down labels, educating, and providing real food recipes! I am so impressed and inspired!!

    Maureen Boyle

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