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chicken with zucchini and pesto over angel hair pasta

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Linda Knowles
Bristol, RI

I made this one day because I had these ingredients on hand. My husband took the leftovers to work the next day and heated it up in the microwave. Everyone in the office called and asked me for the recipe. Since I didn't have one, I had to write it down for them. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a delicious dinner recipe your family is going to love. The stir-fry of Italian seasoned vegetables and chicken tastes fresh and flavorful with the angel hair pasta. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese starts to melt over the pasta - kind of tastes like a softly salted sprinkle. Simply delightful!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken with zucchini and pesto over angel hair pasta

  • 3
    boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3
    zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 1 oz
    onion, diced
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    Italian seasoning, or to taste
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes, 14 oz.
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 lb
    angel hair pasta
  • 1 jar
    pesto sauce, 8 oz.
  • grated Parmesan cheese

How To Make chicken with zucchini and pesto over angel hair pasta

  • Cooking chicken in a saute pan.
    Put a small amount of olive oil in a large frying pan. Heat pan to medium-high and add chicken. Saute until almost done, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Cooking zucchini and onion in a saute pan.
    Add onion and zucchini and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Quickly cooking the garlic.
    Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Adding tomatoes and Italian seasoning to the pan.
    Add tomatoes with liquid and Italian seasoning. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Adding salt and pepper.
    Taste. Add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Bringing a pot of water to a boil.
    While chicken mixture is cooking, bring 8 cups of salted water to a boil.
  • Adding pasta to the boiling water.
    Add pasta and cook according to package directions (usually 7 to 9 minutes).
  • Adding pesto to drained pasta.
    When done, drain and put in a large bowl. Add pesto.
  • Tossing pesto and pasta together.
  • Chicken mixture spooned over pasta.
    To serve, put pasta on plates and spoon chicken mixture over top.
  • Grated Parmesan sprinkled on top.
    Grate fresh Parmesan cheese over top. Serve immediately.