Buffalo Chicken Bowls with Zucchini and Carrot Noodles

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Buffalo Chicken Bowls with Zucchini and Carrot Noodles

Buffalo Chicken Bowls with Zucchini and Carrot Noodles

Once the weather starts to warm up, I start craving buffalo flavored everything.

Maybe it’s the pregnancy, maybe it’s the weather – either way, expect more buffalo flavor on this blog in the next few months!

Today, we’re making a creamy buffalo sauce using Greek yogurt and hot sauce. Easy and delicious!

Everyone asks when you’re pregnant, “Oh, how are you feeling?! Have you been craving anything weird?!” and aside from wanting more sweets and junky food, I didn’t have any crazy cravings. I wasn’t dipping pickles in peanut butter, ya know?

Buffalo Chicken Bowls with Zucchini and Carrot Noodles

I definitely started eating more pizza, chips, and frozen yogurt than ever before – like, I’ve eaten more fro-yo the past three months than I did in all of 2016. No joke.

Anyway, I’m curious to see how my tastebuds change as this baby keeps growing. I’m doing another weekly recap over on inspiralizedali on Thursday (weeks 17-20), so if you’re interested in those updates, follow along.

But back to this recipe – it’s easy to make, you can even buy pre-shredded chicken (perhaps from a rotisserie chicken) and use it instead of poaching and shredding it on your own – that would cut down the cook time by 20 minutes at least!

I love the Greek yogurt buffalo sauce – it’s creamy, crisp, and can easily be modified to fit your spicy preferences. I like it spicy, but I kept it more mild in the recipe, so if you like spicy, add an extra tablespoon of hot sauce!

Buffalo Chicken Bowls with Zucchini and Carrot Noodles

Also, all of the spiralized veggies counter the spiciness, for an even, buffalo taste. These bowls are topped with all the right fixin’s – avocado, corn, tomatoes, and of course, blue cheese.

These bowls save well for a couple days in the refrigerator, so feel free to meal prep these!

Now you can watch a cooking video of this recipe:

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 5 points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

Buffalo Chicken Bowls with Zucchini and Carrot Noodles

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins

Ingredients

  • For the chicken:
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 oz nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 5-6 tablespoons hot sauce depending on how spicy you like it
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • For the salad:
  • 2 large zucchini Blade D, noodles trimmed
  • 1 large carrot Blade D, noodles trimmed
  • ½ cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ¼ cup organic canned corn drained, rinsed, patted dry
  • Avocado optional

Instructions

  • Place the chicken in a medium pot and cover with water and a pinch of salt. Cover the pot and bring to a boil over high-heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and let cook for 12-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink on the inside.
  • While chicken cooks, place the Greek yogurt, hot sauce, garlic powder, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper in the bottom of a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Add the shredded chicken, zucchini noodles, carrot noodles, and toss well to combine.
  • Divide the salad onto four plates and top each with cherry tomatoes, blue cheese, and corn. Serve.

Notes

Per serving (1 out of 4) - Calories: 242, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Carbs: 12g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 6g, Protein: 38g, Sodium: 580mg

Buffalo Chicken Bowls with Zucchini & Carrot Noodles

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25 comments

Debbie says:
Neither your ingredient list nor instructions mention the avocado pictured. Does the point count reflect the recipe or as pictured?
Meaghan says:
The points reflect the ingredient list and nutrition information!
Sue says:
Serving size is 4 but directions say to divide onto 2 plates? Should it say 4 plates?
Anonymous says:
Looks like the instructions were updated to divide onto 4 plates.
Nita says:
Looks like salmon, not chicken. But I bet it's delicious!
Michelle says:
Thank you for this recipe. Ali! Sounds fairly easy and yummy too!
Ali Maffucci says:
You're welcome, hope you give it a try!
Deirdre says:
Hi Ali.... can't wait to try out this recipe (like all of them). On another note, in your cabbage fritters what blade do you use on the cabbage? Thank you
Meaghan says:
Hi Deirdre, Use Blade A. Here is a video that demonstrates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcUPKnr6eZQ
Katherine says:
Hello, what hot sauce did you use??
Meg says:
Made these last night and my boyfriend and I both loved them! Definitely will make them again.
Deb Hatton says:
Zoodles have been an absolute Godsend for me as I'm trying to cut unnecessary carbs. This looks soooo yummy I think I'll try it tonight!
Kayla says:
Hi Ali! I'm hoping to make these today for my lunches for the rest of the week. When you say they are good for meal prep, just curious if that is with the sauce on them? Or if I should be waiting to add the sauce to them when I'm ready to eat. I wasn't sure if the zucchini noodles would go soggy. Thanks!
Alex says:
Hi - just confirming that the zucchini and carrot noodles are uncooked for this recipe?
Mary says:
This receipe looks amazing! I am 23 weeks today and it's funny because ALL I crave is buffalo chicken too! Can't seem to get enough of it :)
Christina says:
This recipe was so good! Both my husband and I really liked it and will be adding it to our regular dinner rotation. Thanks!
Elizabeth M. says:
Hello, I'm new to spiralizing. What does it mean when you say "noodles trimmed"? Thanks.
Carly Glazer says:
Hi Elizabeth! When you spiralize there is a tendency to get one SUPER long noodle! When we say trimmed it's just a recommendation to make the noodles a little smaller - using kitchen shears or just a knife!
Anonymous says:
Just made your BUFFALO CHICKEN BOWL WITH ZUCCHINI AND CARROT NOODLES. It is incredible and so easy to make! I will be making it again and again. Mardi Tucson, AZ
Carly Glazer says:
So happy to hear! Glad it was enjoyed!

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