Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Zucchini

Drizzle on honey-balsamic glaze to add sweet and tangy flavor to this low-carb plate.


  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 medium yellow zucchini (about 1 lb.)
  • 2 medium green zucchini (about 1 lb.)
  • kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, pounded to 1/2″ thickness
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • sea salt, such as Maldon


  1. In a small sauce pan over medium heat add honey and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil and simmer until slightly thickened, 10 minutes. Turn off heat; stir in orange zest and oregano. Reserve 1/4 cup for serving.
  2. Meanwhile, trim off both ends of each zucchini. Using a mandolin or vegetable peeler, (like our Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blad Vegetable Spiral Slicer) create long flat noodles by running the blade against the length of each zucchini. Season with salt and set aside.
  3. Preheat grill on medium-high. Drizzle Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill and cook for 4 minutes on each side. Brush glaze onto chicken and cook until lightly charred all over and internal temperature reaches 170°, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a clean plate and cover loosely with foil.
  4. Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook zucchini until al dente, 2 to 3 minutes, and drain. Slice chicken against the grain and serve over zucchini noodles with a drizzle of balsamic-honey glaze and a sprinkle of sea salt. Serve immediately.

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