Thursday, September 22, 2011

Zucchini Pasta

3 medium zucchinis
2-3 oz. linguine
1-2 chicken breasts
2 Tbsp. Fresh Basil or 2 tsp. Dried Basil
1/4 cup. Shredded Parmesan 
1/4 Mozzarella

When determining how much linguine to cook - do about 1/3 of what you would normally cook for a pasta dish. This meal replaces a large portion of your carbs with zucchini, and it's even more delicious! Boil the linguine for about 7-8 minutes so it's still a little firm. 

Cube your chicken in small bite size pieces. Cook on medium-high heat in a large saute pan. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Once chicken is fully cooked, remove from pan. 

Chop up your zucchini in very fine strips (as shown above). Put them in the same pan used to cook the chicken, and drizzle a tablespoon or two of olive oil on zucchini. Cook on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes until they're starting to bend - but not too soggy and flimsy, you still want a little bit of a crunch.     

Add the chicken back into the pan. Add the basil. Then add the linguine and cheese. Combine the ingredients, heat through, and serve!

We love this recipe. It is so good! Go ahead and put more zucchini if you want, I put 5-6 zucchinis.
Recipe from beck-a-boo blog


Ruth Rodrigues said...

Is this better than your other zucchini recipe? I LOVE the other recipe (with tomatoes and no chicken). Looks delicious!

JoLuba said...

Ruth, I do like this recipe better than the other one. Must be because I like basil a lot!

Rachel R said...

I was getting ready to make this and was surprised when it was zucchini with pasta, not pasta made from zucchini!

Ruth Rodrigues said...

Note to self: sauté some onion before adding zucchini, use 6-9 zucchini, 12-16 oz pasta, Parmesan and any other type of cheese on hand (ok if not Mozzarella)