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Chicken and Zucchini Pasta in Creamy and Delicious Sauce

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Hey there! Summer has always been my favorite season, not just because I love swimming in the sea, but because it’s the perfect time for one of my all-time favorite ingredients: zucchini. Today, I want to share a simple, yet scrumptious dish that features this versatile veggie alongside some juicy chicken in a creamy sauce. Whether you’re looking for a new dinner idea or just want to whip up something quick and satisfying, this recipe for Chicken and Zucchini Pasta is sure to delight.

Why Will You Love this Recipe?

  • All-Age Appeal: This dish is a hit with everyone, whether they’re toddlers or grandparents!
  • Filling Feast: It’s hearty enough to satisfy your hunger fully.
  • Healthy Choice: Zucchini and chicken make for a nutritious combo that’s light yet fulfilling.
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Recipe Variations

  • Spice It Up: Feel free to add some heat with a pinch of red pepper flakes or sliced jalapeños.
  • Cheesy Delight: A generous sprinkle of grated Parmesan on top can transform this dish into a cheesy wonder.
  • Customizable: This recipe is very flexible, so feel free to toss in your favorite veggies or swap out the chicken for another protein like shrimp.
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Chicken and Zucchini Pasta

Author: Laura Bais
Craving zucchini and chicken pasta? This is the recipe you need to try. Enjoy crafting this delightful meal that's just perfect for any day of the week.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 servings
Calories 968 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 14 oz chicken breast
  • Salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper for seasoning the chicken to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • A dash of pepper
  • 1 ¼ cups cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 pinches nutmeg
  • 9 oz tagliatelle or pasta of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Dice the chicken breasts and season them.
  • Finely chop the garlic, then briefly sauté it in oil.
  • Add the chicken in a single layer at the bottom of the pan. Turn each piece after 3 minutes and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the shredded zucchini and spices, then stir well. Increase the heat and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Mix the heavy cream with nutmeg and flour.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, pour the cream mixture over, and gently stir for about 2 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve over tagliatelle, gnocchi, or your chosen side.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 968kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 44.3gFat: 57.5gSaturated Fat: 26.7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 21.3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 268.2mgSodium: 592mgPotassium: 983mgFiber: 3.8gSugar: 6.4gVitamin A: 1.681IUVitamin C: 15.1mgCalcium: 121.5mgIron: 2.7mg
Keyword chicken and zucchini, chicken pasta, creamy zucchini sauce, summer recipe, tagliatelle
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