One Pot – Chicken & Zucchini Pasta


Chicken & Zucchini Pasta

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 12oz Italian chicken sausage, cut into thin circles

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 tsp garlic, minced

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 10oz uncooked small pasta

  • 1 zucchini chopped

  • 2 tbsp lemon

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped


  • Heat a saucepan or skillet over medium heat then add in the olive oil. When hot, add in the sausage and onion all at once and stir occasionally until sausage is lightly browned.
  • Add in the salt, pepper and then the garlic for 1 minute. Pour the broth in and with a non-scratching spatula, scrape any bits from the pan into the broth. Let it come to a boil and toss in the uncooked pasta. Lower heat to a med-low and let it cook for 8 – 10 minutes, stirring often. Once pasta is mostly cooked stir in the zucchini and cook additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the lemon juice, about 3/4 of the parmesan cheese and the tomatoes.
  • Serve with a garnish of fresh basil and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top!

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  1. Just tried this dish and it is so good. It was really easy to make too. This will definitely be put into the dinner rotation.

  2. Doreen Ann Finnie

    This recipe was a resounding thumbs up from our entire family even though it wasn’t really something that we would all normally like. We all went back for seconds!

  3. Loved this dinner! It was my second time making one of these recipes from Julia! Allowed me to make enough for a week, since I’m just cooking for myself!

  4. My family loved it!!!

  5. First time having chicken sausage I used Al Fresco sweet apple and they were absolutely delicious

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