This post was created in partnership with Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™. I received complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own
Looking for a healthy dinner recipe the entire family will love? The kids will love eating their veggies when you serve these delicious Zucchini Noodles With Pesto, Chicken And Mushrooms.
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I love getting new stuff for my kitchen, especially if it’s something that makes my life easier! That’s why I’m totally loving the Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System! I’ve been a fan of Ninja products ever since I starting using their coffee system to make drinks like this Dark Chocolate Caramel Latte. When I discovered the kitchen system, I knew I had to have it.
NOTE: While the Kitchen System no longer comes with the spiralizer, you can find the Ninja Spiralizer With Food Processor here.
The Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer has everything I need for my kitchen, all rolled up into one. Instead of having a separate appliance for every job, I’m saving a ton of space by having one smart base that transforms into four high-performance appliances: 72 oz. Total Crushing® Blender, 64 oz. Precision Processor™, 24 oz. Single-Serve Cup, and Auto-Spiralizer.
There are so many things that come with the Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer that you won’t need much else for your kitchen. The total crushing blender holds up to 9 cups and features stacked blades.
Since my previous blenders only had blades at the bottom, my frozen cocktails usually had little chunks of ice left in them…annoying, right? You won’t get that with this blender.
I like the single serve cup for smaller portions (perfect for this triple berry smoothie). If you’re making a large recipe, you’ll like that the food processor holds up to eight cups. My old food processor was so small that I sometimes had to make recipes in batches, so this makes things a lot easier!
How To Make Zucchini Noodles
While I all the attachment, my favorite is the auto spiralizer. (Though it no longer comes with the system, you can buy the Nina Spiralizer With Food Processor separately…perfect for if you already have a blender) I love zucchini and I’ve wanted to learn how to make zucchini noodles for ages. Now I finally could.
The spiralizer comes with blades to make spaghetti or fettuccine shaped “noodles”, but you can buy more blades to you want to try other types. It’s really easy to use…just assemble the spiralizer by placing the spiralizer bowl on the base. Slide the collecting bowl inside and add the spaghetti blade.
Top with the feed chute lid and you’re ready to go. Place your zucchini inside, turn the base on and push the zucchini through with the food pusher.
Empty the collecting bowl and repeat with each zucchini.
Since this came with a recipe book as well, I thought I’d try the Zucchini Spaghetti With Basil Pesto & Sweet Peas.
I changed up the recipe a bit, taking out the peas and adding chicken and mushrooms. Not only did I love it, my girls did too (they also loved this zucchini spaghetti with turkey, mushrooms and peppers). It’s always a success when the kids ask for seconds! They had no idea they were eating veggies (shhh…don’t tell) so it was a win/win for everybody.
Zucchini Noodles With Pesto, Chicken And Mushrooms
- 3 medium zucchini, ends trimmed
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, separated
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut 1/2
- 6 oz. sliced mushrooms
- 2 boneless chicken breasts
- 3 tbsp pesto
- shredded parmesan cheese
- basil leaf for garnish
- Cut chicken into bite size pieces
- Add 1/2 tbsp olive oil to a pan and cook chicken over medium heat until internal temperature reaches 165
- Set aside
- Place the spaghetti blade over the collecting bowl and attach the feed chute lid
- Secure food pusher in zucchini, select go and process zucchini
- Empty contents of collecting bowl and repeat with remaining zucchini
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat
- Add mushrooms, sautee for about a minute, then add zucchini noodles
- Cook or 2-3 minutes
- Add chicken, tomatoes and pesto and cook for 1-2 more minutes
- Top with parmesan cheese and garnish with basil leaf
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 228 Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 37mg Sodium: 156mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Protein: 15g
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