Recipe-Pesto Courgetti with Chicken and Seeds

Posted By Hollie Grant - 26-05-2016 - 1644 days ago

Anyone who knows me knows I love my food! I like a glass of wine, I love pasta and chocolate and I am in no way a vegan (I do love the odd bacon sandwich). I try not to cut out any big food groups (I do try to limit my sugar) but this courgetti recipe is a great way of replacing the heaviness that pasta can leave you with whilst still filling you up. Chicken is a great source of protein, the healthy fats in the seeds are great for the skin, hair and nails and pesto is just pure delicious. To make your own pesto simply blitz together basil, pine nuts, good quality olive oil and garlic.

Serves 2


  • 2 courgettes, spiralised (don’t have a spiralizer? Get one HERE)
  • 2 chicken breasts, finely chopped
  • 1 large handful of sunflower seeds
  • 1 large handful of pumpkin seeds
  • One garlic clove, minced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)
  • Coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons homemade (or good quality) pesto
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Chili flakes.




Place a large pan of salted water on to boil for later.

Fry your seeds in a large frying pan with 1 tsp of coconut oil for 1 minute. Add the garlic and fry for an extra 10 seconds before putting onto a plate to cool.

Use the same pan to fry off the chicken and thyme, season with pepper and chili. When cooked through add the courgetti to the boiling water and then immediately strain and tip onto a clean dry tea-towel to dry off.

To serve pile the courgetti, pesto and chicken into a large bowl and top with the seeds. Enjoy, and if you make this please let me know what you think using the hashtag #themodelmethod





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Hollie Grant is an award-winning Pilates instructor and Personal Trainer. She is the owner of London based studio PilatesPT where, alongside her all female team, she trains clients including Jourdan Dunn and Melissa Hemsley. As the creator of The Pilates PT Method and The Pilates PT Method Online Hollie’s motivation is to change women’s relationship with their bodies and learn to love exercise.

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