Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta

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.

Try this Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta dish tonight. Quick, Easy, and Frugal. Chicken, Tomatoes, Zucchini,and Pasta topped with Feta cheese. frogslilypad.net

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

 Directions:

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?