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Yellow Squash Chicken Alfredo

Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Author: Southern Made Simple


  • 1 lb chicken breast tenders
  • 2 small-medium yellow squash washed thoroughly


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes

Alfredo Sauce

  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl and place chicken tenders in bowl, stirring gently to coat
  • Allow chicken to marinate for 20-30 minutes
  • Cut off each end of the squash after washing thoroughly.
  • Using a spiralizer, spiralize 1 medium sized squash - you should spiralize enough to yield about 2 cups worth
  • Heat grill pan on medium heat and lightly coat with a little olive oil
  • Place chicken tenders on grill and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes, depending on size of tenders, once cooked set aside on paper towel lined plate
  • While the chicken is cooking, add butter and garlic to medium sauce pan and heat until melted and aromatic, stirring occasionally
  • Add in heavy cream and Parmesan cheese and cook on medium-low heat until cheese is melted and sauce thickens
  • Add squash noodles directly into sauce and cook for roughly 3 minutes, or until noodles reach your desired consistency
  • Sauce will thin out slightly because of the water content in the squash - this is normal
  • Once noodles are done (should be fork tender) transfer to a plate or bowl using tongs and top with additional shredded Parmesan cheese, grilled chicken and fresh basil
  • Enjoy!

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