Friday, July 18, 2014

Recipe: Summer Squash Pasta with Chicken

Just a fast entry here - we served this to our friends, Jackie and Daniel the other night. This is a very easy pasta dish that pleases the whole family!

Summer Squash and Chicken Pasta


about a pound of chicken
2 yellow summer squash
2 zucchini
half box of spaghetti
2-3 Tblsp olive oil
2-3 Tblsp garlic
2 Tblsp Italian seasoning blend
pinch salt
2  Roma tomatoes (I forgot to grab them at the store, so I subbed a can of diced tomatoes)
2 tsp. Balsalmic vinegar
Parmesan cheese (optional)


Season chicken with about half of the garlic and Italian seasoning and cook (you can use the oven, but I like to use the microwave and keep the kitchen a little cooler)

Make pasta according to box

Slice zucchini and squash into half inch coins, then halve the coins

Cube cooked chicken into bite sized pieces

Cube tomatoes (or drain can)

Toss everything together (I find it best to use tongs) with the rest of the seasonings and the olive oil and balsalmic vinegar, simmer for about 10 min, enough to get the zucchini and squash tender, but not mushy.

Serve with Parmesan cheese, if desired

This can easily become a vegetarian meal by just omitting the chicken!

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  1. I think I'll try this soon with spaghetti squash instead of pasta!

    1. great idea! We just bought a sketti squash and havent decided what to do with it

  2. Yummy looking! Will need to try this out soon! :)

    Swinging by from the Creative Style linkup!

  3. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  4. Perfect for summer!! I found your recipe over at the Two Cup Tuesday link party.  I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe.  I’m sure our party goers would love it!  Here is the link  Have a wonderful day!

  5. This recipe sound delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays at Our home. Enjoy your day! Maria

  6. Pinning! Sounds so good and I have a lot of zucchini and squash to use!! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Great It is always a wonder to me - what to do with the squash? This looks really delicious, a perfect summer recipe :) #TastyTuesdays

  8. I'm always looking for a way to serve the summer squash and I love this.

  9. I love summer squash and this recipes sounds great. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop. I shared on Pinterest & Twitter.

  10. Summer squash is ripening fast in the garden right now and your recipe sounds great. Love to find a new and different way to prepare food. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  11. Looks incredibly tasty! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  12. The little bit of balsamic vinegar probably really kicks up the taste. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with us on foodie friday.

  13. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Pinning your post!
    Miz Helen