Sunday, August 02, 2009

Zucchini week continues... Angel hair pasta w/ pesto, zucchini and chicken

Hey, back for more?
Glutton for (zucchini) punishment?
Or maybe just looking for a zucchini - loving glutton???

I can't help you with that, but here is another delish zucchini recipe:
Angel hair w/ pesto, zucchini and chicken
Chicken breast in bite size pieces
Julienned zucchini
Garlic, chopped
Angel hair pasta
Fresh basil, lightly chopped
Pkg pesto mix
Parmesan cheese if desired
Mix the pesto mix with a little oil and water.
Marinate chicken in some of the pesto mixture.
Drain pesto marinade from chicken, (discard marinade)
then cook chicken in small amount of oil until lightly browned.
Remove from skillet, then add more oil and cook garlic and zucchini briefly.
Meanwhile, cook angel hair pasta (hey, they have whole wheat angel hair pasta! Who knew?)
Add remaining pesto mixture to skillet,
along with cooked chicken and fresh basil.
Drain cooked pasta, and serve chicken/ zucchini over angel hair.

Voila! pretty tasty, I'll say!

Oh, and Rachael Ray has a very similar recipe -Zucchini Fettucine.

Remember to let me know in comments if you have a zucchini recipe to share!


Barbara said...

ummmm! I shouldn't have looked at that on Fast Sunday morning!

Sue said...

I enjoyed your zucchini mania! This last dish really drew my attention. That looks really good! My zucchini is big and bushy, but I haven't had any zucchinis to pick yet. I do have some straight yellow summer squashes. I need to get the ones I picked yesterday in the refrigerator, because I haven't eaten them yet.