Use up that big zucchini your gardener friend just gave you with this Zucchini, Pasta & Chicken Skillet. Zucchini, pasta and chicken, so mild-mannered on their own, come together deliciously in this skillet recipe made with garlic, basil and Parmesan.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1/2 lb. fettuccine, uncooked
6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1-1/2 lb.)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
3 zucchini, sliced
3 yellow squash, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.
Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with pepper. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 to 7 min. on each side or until done (165ºF). Remove to plate; cover to keep warm. Add remaining oil to same skillet. Add squash; stir-fry 3 min. Add garlic and basil; stir-fry 3 min. or until squash is crisp-tender.
Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water. Toss pasta with reserved water in same pan; place on large serving platter. Top with chicken, squash and remaining ingredients.
Substitute an additional 3 zucchini for the yellow squash.
How to Select the Best Zucchini
For best results, select small zucchini for recipe use. Because they're younger, they have thinner, more tender skins and smaller seeds. The skins should be free of blemishes and have a vibrant color.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 34g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.