Sweet Potato Noodles & Tomato Pesto Chicken with the Kenwood Spiralizer

Sweet Potato Noodles & Tomato Pesto Chicken with the Kenwood Spiralizer

The Spiralizer is all the go apparently. I will be honest with you. I’m not a cook, in the slightest – a bit of a ping chef if I’m honest, and I’ll openly admit that. I’m not your typical housewife, I never will be. But when AO.com got in touch with me to ask me to trial the Kenwood Spiralizer, with the hubby in the middle of a health kick, I thought I would try and unleash an inner cookery goddess!

The Spiralizer is a pretty impressive piece of kit. It looks like a food processor but it actually finely cuts fruit and vegetables into these fantastic spirals of wonderfulness!

Kenwood Spiralizer

 

Kenwood Spiralizer

Kenwood Spiralizer

My challenge, set by AO.com was to create a meal that was healthy, yet tasty and fun to do. Of course, I turned to the hubby to see what he thought and between us, we came up with this little concoction.

Sweet Potato Noodles & Tomato Pesto Chicken

Sweet potato noodles and tomato pesto chicken ingredients

We shredded the sweet potatoes, the carrots and the courgette (not pictured). This didn’t take any time at all and was actually a lot of fun. The Little Man was also very impressed! We call it spiralized vegetables, he calls them curly vegetables! Gotta love kids!

Kenwood Spiralizer

Kenwood Spiralizer

Spiralized sweet potato

Spiralized sweet potato

Spiralized sweet potato, carrot and courgette

We prepared the chicken in foil and cooked it in the oven for about thirty minutes, give or take. Until the juices ran clear.

Chicken breast

We then cooked off the sweet potato in a wok with some Fry Lite (got to be keeping the calories down!) We did the sweet potato first and then the carrot and courgette after. As this was a bit of a ‘try it and see’ recipe, we were winging it basically. We were right though, the potato did take longer than the carrots and courgettes. They took about ten to fifteen minutes in total. When they were evenly cooked, we put them in together and then warmed the Pesto through.

Sweet potato cooking

Carrot and courgette cooking

Spiralized vegetables

Pesto

The chicken was done by this point so we sliced it up and dinner was served.

Sweet potato noodles with tomato pesto chicken

Sweet potato noodles with tomato pesto chicken

I really had no idea what to expect. But I tell you what, it was blimmin lovely. It was nice to eat something different. We love spaghetti as well as noodles, so are looking forward to seeing what other ideas we can come up with. I’ll have to start scouring the internet to see what other people are doing. We really enjoyed using the Spiralizer and think it’s a really fun way to get imaginative with your cooking – something we aren’t usually very good at!

Have you used a Spiralizer before? What are your favourite recipes? Let me know in the comments.

 

This post was written in collaboration with AO.com but all thoughts are my own. Promise.

 

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35 Comments

    • Jaki
      24th January 2017 / 5:21 pm

      It really is great. Makes it much more exciting. I can’t wait to use it again. X

    • Jaki
      24th January 2017 / 5:18 pm

      It’s fab!

    • Jaki
      25th January 2017 / 12:44 am

      Go for it. They’re in the sale at the moment. Well worth the money! 👍🏼

    • Jaki
      26th January 2017 / 10:42 pm

      You must. It’s awesome! 👍🏼

  1. 25th January 2017 / 6:05 pm

    We have a grater that spiralisers veg and it is sooo yummy stir fried. Not tried it with sweet potato yet but sounds delicious! So healthy and light. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x
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    • Jaki
      26th January 2017 / 10:42 pm

      Yes I want to try a proper stir fry with it. I think it will be amazing! Thanks lovely xx

    • Jaki
      26th January 2017 / 10:43 pm

      Yes! This! Thanks love x

    • Jaki
      26th January 2017 / 10:48 pm

      I think so!! 😄

  2. 26th January 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Ooh, we have a spiralizer at the back of the cupboard – might just dust it off for this recipe!
    Thanks so much for sharing with #coolmumclub
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    • Jaki
      26th January 2017 / 10:49 pm

      Ooh fab. Let me know how it goes! 👍🏼

  3. 27th January 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Oh that sounds like a lovely recipe actually and I love a bit of spiralised food – not that I have ever made it myself. I will definitely be pinning this post for a healthy mid week recipe, thank you for sharing it with us at #familyfun
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    • Jaki
      29th January 2017 / 10:43 am

      Fantastic. I’d love to hear how you get on 🙂

    • Jaki
      29th January 2017 / 10:39 am

      It was quite fun and made sweet potatoes so much easier to prepare. I get so cross with them as they’re so hard to cut up!! 😀

    • Jaki
      29th January 2017 / 10:36 am

      It’s pretty awesome!

  4. 29th January 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I’m really impressed – I’ve never come up with a recipe myself! I’ve not tried a spiralizer but they’re definitely so popular at the moment, and I love it as a way of eating more veg (which, let’s face it, we all need to do!) Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Jaki
      29th January 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Yes! A great way of eating more veg! I’d never have had this much on one plate if we hadn’t have spiralized it! And sweet potatoes are usually so hard to prepare.

  5. 30th January 2017 / 4:17 am

    I have had sweet potato fries but never noodles! Sounds interesting! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Jaki
      30th January 2017 / 12:47 pm

      They are lovely – that’s coming from a sweet potato fry fan!! 🙂

  6. 30th January 2017 / 1:51 pm

    I like the idea of these but I honestly think once the novelty had worn off for me it would just gather dust at the back of the cupboard. Perhaps I should persuade Hubby to buy me one just to be sure 😉
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    • Jaki
      30th January 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Haha. I do hope we use it more. We’re not very adventurous when it comes to cooking, so we will see! 🙂

    • Jaki
      31st January 2017 / 5:34 pm

      Definitely. We’re rubbish with it usually!! 🙂 x

    • Jaki
      31st January 2017 / 5:30 pm

      My pleasure lovely x

    • Jaki
      3rd February 2017 / 9:35 pm

      I’m amazed by how many people have them when i didn’t know they existed!!! 🙈🙊🙈🙊 xx

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