Here's a healthful chicken recipe with some major bonuses: rich Parmesan cheese, savory fresh zucchini, and zesty dried tomatoes. With a mere 20-minute prep time, it's an easy dinner recipe you can count on for quick gratification after a long, busy day.
Fast Chicken Fettuccine (Makes 4 servings)
- 8 ounces fettuccine
- ¼ 7-ounce jar oil-packed, dried tomato strips or pieces
- 1 large zucchini or yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and sliced (about 2 cups)
- 8 ounces chicken breast meat, cut in cubes
- ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan, Romano, or Asiago cheese (2 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon basil, dried
- 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
- Black pepper, freshly ground
Cook in lightly salted boiling water according to package directions; drain. Return pasta to hot pan.
Meanwhile, drain tomato strips, reserving 2 tablespoons oil from jar; set aside. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon reserved oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from skillet. Add remaining reserved oil to skillet. Add chicken and herbs; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken no longer pink. Gently toss zucchini, chicken, and tomato with cooked pasta. Sprinkle each serving with cheese and season to taste with pepper.
Each month a theme is chosen and a number of recipes on that theme from my massive archive will be shared. This year we have 12 new topics, different from the topics of last year.
To find the recipes of last year, check out this recipe link or search the blog with the topic Recipe2018, Recipe2019, or Recipe2020.
You can search the monthly theme by looking for the theme keyword in the search box and it will pull up the recipes on that theme as posted, so look at the bottom of the recipe in each posting for the KEYWORD for each month. All recipes this year will be tagged Recipe2021 so you can find them all.
The themes are:
Jan 2021 – Baked Items
Feb 2021 – Breakfast Dishes
March 2021 – Italian Dishes
April 2021 - Chicken Recipes
May 2021 - Appetizers
June 2021 – Mediterranean Dishes
July 2021 – Pork Recipes
August 2021 - Seafood
September 2021 - Pizzas
October 2021 – Mexican Dishes
November 2021 - Cookies
December 2021 – Gift Recipes