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Pasta with Chicken and Squash Recipe
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Pasta with Chicken and Squash Recipe

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This is a special dish that we enjoy often. A bed of noodles is covered with a creamy cheese sauce, tender squash and strips of chicken that've been stir-fired with flavorful herbs. It's delicious and pretty too! —Pam Hall, Elizabeth City, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium zucchini, julienned
  • 2 medium yellow summer squash, julienned
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried basil, marjoram and savory
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 695 calories, 43 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 142 mg cholesterol, 640 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, add cream and butter; cook until butter is melted. Stir until smooth. Add cheese; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Rinse and drain pasta; add to cheese mixture. Cover and keep warm.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in 3 tablespoons oil until onion is tender. Add squash; cook until tender. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper; remove and keep warm.
  3. Add remaining oil to skillet; cook chicken with herbs and remaining salt until juices run clear. Place pasta on a serving platter; top with chicken and squash. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pasta with Chicken and Squash in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 695 calories, 43 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 142 mg cholesterol, 640 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

Reviews for Pasta with Chicken and Squash

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"One of my family's favorites. Didn't change a thing...don't think it needs anything."

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

"I made this for dinner last night, and it was delicious! I did make a few changes -- I used skim milk in place of the heavy cream (since we're trying to cut back on calories) and it turned out just fine. The pasta was a bit bland, so I added crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to the sauce. And I added some green and yellow peppers to the squash. Yum!"

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"This is really good. I had to change it though i used half heavy cream & half 1% milk ( thats what i had on and i would use half & half if i was going to shop). I also had to season it more. I actually added crushed red pepper, salt & white & black ground pepper to the cheese sauce & it made it much better. I also added some fresh cayenne peppers to the squash & that helped as well. I season everything well so if you're used to a blander dish then just make it the way it is. Still very excellent!"

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Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"Good idea, but not alot of flavor, we had to add alot more seasoning then the recipe called for, expect to have to add seasoning"

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

" Great dish!"

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