Monday, March 30, 2009

Vegetable Chicken Pasta

With the promise of Spring coming and gardens are being planted, I want to share a wonderful pasta recipe that involves maybe cooking some of those veggies you may be getting out of your summer garden. It is never too early to start know?

Trust me, this is really good! Even the men around here liked this dish.

What you will need: fresh mushrooms, zucchini squash, crushed basil, olive oil, pasta, 14 oz. can of tomatoes
Not in photo: chicken, salt & pepper, garlic, onion and water....sorry, what was I thinking?

In a large skillet, cook garlic, zucchini, mushrooms and onion in oil until tender, but not brown.

dice up your cooked chicken, you will need 1 cup of cooked, cubed chicken.

Toss in chicken, stir about 2 minutes.

Add the rest of ingredients except pasta; simmer 15 minutes.

If the sauce is not as thick as you would like, you can add about 1 tablespoon of tomato paste to thicken the sauce to your taste.

Cook pasta per directions on box. I used bow-tie pasta, but you can use any type of pasta.

That is it! Super easy and super good. And dinner is on the table in no time!

This is a great pasta dish, healthy and full of flavor.

Makes 4 servings.

Vegetable Chicken Pasta:
1 pkg pasta
1 clove garlic minced
1 small thinly sliced zucchini
1 cup thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
1 thinly sliced onion (small)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can 14 oz.diced tomatoes, undrained.
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Using a large skillet, cook garlic, zucchini, mushrooms and onions in hot oil until tender, not brown. Add remaining ingredients except pasta. Simmer 15 minutes or so. Cook pasta per packaging. Serve chicken and veggies over pasta.


  1. Yum! Think I'll try making that tonight for dinner! Would be great with cheesy garlic bread....

  2. Hi Suzanne..oh yeah, this does look like a winner...thanks for the recipe! Yum, ;-) Bo

  3. yum, yum, I'm printing that even as I type! Thanks for sharing!

  4. OH YUM! now I am starving! ;-)

  5. That looks really good especially with the zucchini in it. Yummy!

    Have An Amazing Monday
    from Roberta Anne-the Raggedy Girl

  6. I just stumbled onto your blog, the pasta recipe looks wonderful!

  7. Did you know farfalle means butterfly in italian? flutter flutter....
    That dish looks delish, thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Oh, this looks soooo good! Thanks for sharing this recipe. laurie

  9. Suzanne~
    Wish you could hear my tummy growling right now! See what you've started? LOL!

  10. Oh yummy!!!! I'm definitely trying this!!!

  11. Looks delicious. I will try this.


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