3 years ago

Mediterranean Chicken with Pasta

This
delicious dinner is bursting with fresh flavors!

4 servings
Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces penne,
    bow tie or ziti pasta
  • 12 ounces boneless
    skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
  • 2 red or yellow
    bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 ½ tablespoons garlic-flavored
    olive oil
  • 2 medium
    zucchini or yellow squash, cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic
    vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly
    ground black pepper
  • ½ cup julienned
    fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon snipped
    fresh rosemary
  • Freshly grated Parmesan
    cheese
    or crumbled goat cheese for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook pasta
    according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in
    a 10×15″ jelly roll pan or shallow roasting pan, combine chicken and
    peppers. Drizzle with oil; toss well to coat. Bake in a 475 F oven for 5
    minutes; add zucchini and toss well. Continue baking 10 minutes or until
    chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.
  3. Sprinkle with
    vinegar, salt and pepper; toss well.
  4. Drain pasta;
    add to chicken mixture with basil and rosemary; toss well. Sprinkle with
    cheese, if desired.

Variation: 12 ounces shelled and deveined uncooked large
shrimp may be substituted for chicken. Add with zucchini.