Kante joined Chelsea from Leicester in a £32million deal last summer.
And the Frenchman has shone at Stamford Bridge, helping the Blues move nine points clear at the top of the table.
And now Zouma has praised his Chelsea team-mate for his influence in the dressing room.
"For me, he's been incredible in every game this season," Zouma told French outlet L'Equipe.
Kurt Zouma has heaped praise on Chelsea star N'Golo Kante
"Off the pitch, he's very simple, very timid, the others rarely hear his voice. He's not someone who'll come and talk, you have to go to him to hear his little voice.
"He's next to me in the dressing room, I often bother him, make fun of him a little bit. He makes me laugh so much. He's really funny. I like him a lot, and everyone loves him in the dressing room.
"When he scored against Manchester United, everyone was so happy for him and went to jump on him, pat him on the head. He's so timid, but so impressive on the pitch! He deserves everything he gets."
Kante has made more tackles than anyone in the Premier League in the last three seasons, despite playing just 50 percent of games in that period.
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Kurt Zouma claims N'Golo Kante is the darling of Chelsea's dressing room
And Zouma has revealed how Kante's performance in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool left his team-mates stunned.
"He won 14 of 16 tackles, and the next-best in the game won three," Zouma added.
"The following day, during our video session, you could only see him. The guys said to him, 'You're doing it on purpose. Losing the ball so you can tackle and and win it back again.'
"We make fun of him, but it's because we love him, and that he impresses us."