Pasta is a weakness for my family. At one time we ate spaghetti every two weeks with one other pasta dish included in the list of foods. I came across a recipe while searching for another pasta option for my Master Meal Planner. With a few little tweaks I made my version of Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta that suits my family's tastes.
Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta
The changes I made from the original recipe are I left out the olives for my non olive eaters. I used Italian seasoning instead of just oregano. I used 2 cans of diced tomatoes instead of a can of tomato sauce. I think my sauce had more of an Italian flare than I had wanted, boy that Feta cheese took care of it when I topped the dish with it. Another thing, we only eat whole wheat pasta.
The only negative thing I heard about the dish, my son said the zucchini should have been left out because no pasta dish should have a green vegetable in it. This is coming from someone who will eat his weight in fried zucchini during the summer months.
3 cups pasta
water for cooking pasta
1 Tablespoon oil
1 onion, chopped
2 small zucchini cut in slices
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups chicken breast, cooked in bite size pieces
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 ½ Tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon basil
¾ cup crumbled Feta cheese
Cook pasta according to package.
In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook about 3 minutes, add zucchini and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in chicken, tomatoes, and seasoning. Simmer on low for about 10 minutes.
Mix chicken mixture and pasta together and top with cheese.
What's your favorite pasta dish?