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Basil Chicken and Zucchini Pasta

Basil Chicken Zucchini Pasta

Pantry staples plus fresh garden produce make eating and cooking at this time of year a joyous activity for me, I love it!!  I adore the abundance that results from the garden at this time of year.  Our food expenses drop as I only visit the store for milk and a few other bits and pieces.   This is the type of dinner that results. An easy to prepare dinner that is simply fresh and tasty. 

The garden has been producing a lovely stream of zucchini (courgette).  I am keen to enjoy the last of the produce before the cold weather sets in and everything slows to a trickle.  

I made this pasta at the end of the day that I cooked up 12 kilos of tomatoes into passata. I couldn’t wait to taste the richness of the gloriously red tomato sauce. The passata was immediately on the menu, I left a bottle in a jug ready to add the zucchini and fresh basil from the garden.   The pasta with this dish was fabulous as the folds held secret bonus bits of the sauce.  

Basil Chicken and Zucchini Pasta
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Basil Chicken and Zucchini (Courgette) Pasta. An easy to prepare seasonal dinner that is simply fresh and tasty.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • drizzle of oil
  • 3 cloves garlic - chopped finely
  • 1 onion - chopped finely
  • 400 grams chicken mince
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 600ml passata
  • 1 zucchini - peeled, sliced into rounds and grilled on a griddle pan
  • fresh basil leaves
  • generous pinch salt
  • 400 grams dried pasta of choice
  • freshly sliced parmesan to serve
  1. To a warm pan add the oil and then the onion and garlic and cook on a medium heat for a few minutes until the onion starts to soften
  2. Add the chicken to brown
  3. Add the wine and simmer on high heat until the wine has reduced by half
  4. Add the passata and reduce heat to a low simmer - simmer for 20 minutes covered
  5. Set a saucepan of water to boil to cook the pasta
  6. Add the pasta to cook (according to instruction time - It should be timed to be ready at the same time as the chicken is cooked)
  7. Add the zucchini to warm in the last few minutes and stir to distribute
  8. Turn off the heat on the sauce when it is ready
  9. Drain the water from the pasta and add it to the pot with the sauce and stir to coat
  10. Add the fresh basil leaves and stir again
  11. Serve with fresh parmesan


Chicken Zucchini Pasta

We are an unashamed pasta loving family. I do believe (wishfully hope) that there must be some Italian blood somewhere in my ancestry…. I could eat it every day.  

Are you a pasta lover? 






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  • Lizzy (Good Things) March 18, 2014, 4:39 pm

    My zucchinis have slowed down now… envious of your glut. Another delicious recipe, Kyrstie!

  • e / dig in hobart March 19, 2014, 8:16 am

    i have been thinking about making a zucchini and tomato pasta sauce lately – combining some of my favourite summer produce! – and your recipe confirms it. i love the idea of griddling the zuke rounds first. extra flavour. thanks kyrstie!

    • Kyrstie Barcak March 20, 2014, 8:58 pm

      Go for e/dig use up that gorgeous end of Summer crop of yours while you can 🙂

  • Barbara Good April 7, 2014, 3:45 pm

    Another yummy recipe for me to try.

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