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Pasta with Chicken and Squash Recipe

Pasta with Chicken and Squash Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 695 calories, 43g fat (22g saturated fat), 142mg cholesterol, 640mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268473
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"The cheesy pasta in the recipe comes threw nicely with the chicken and squash!! It's a keeper!!"

chand002 User ID: 3610678 19562
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

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

gnats1222 User ID: 3754874 46185
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!"

allykat84 User ID: 7380841 15278
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!"

proverbs169 User ID: 6182300 21610
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"

sherri72143 User ID: 5503888 202200
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

" Great dish!"

howdu User ID: 1170706 45230
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"I agree completely with Doreensanzone--very rich. I have used half and half in the cheese sauce with good results."

vero5803 User ID: 3555839 43408
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2009

"So easy and delicious! It was become a household favorite! I've even used the season chicken in other dishes because of its wonderful flavor!"

doreensanzone User ID: 1270959 42037
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2009

"Hugely popular with my entire family. Be warned: it's VERY rich and filling. Very yummy!"

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