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Pasta with Chicken and Squash

No recipe image available.Sautéed chicken, onion, zucchini and yellow summer squash served on a bed of fusilli tossed with a cheesy pepper Jack cream sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (16-ounce) package fusilli (spiral) pasta
2 cups whipping cream
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups (8-ounces) shredded Pepper Jack cheese*
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
5 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil - divided use
2 medium zucchini, julienned
2 medium yellow summer squash, julienned
1 1/4 teaspoons salt - divided use
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon marjoram
1/4 teaspoon savory
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat cream and butter in a large saucepan until butter melts. Add cheese; cook and stir until melted.
  3. Rinse and drain pasta; add to cheese mixture. Cover and keep warm.
  4. In a skillet over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in 3 tablespoons oil until onion is softened.
  5. Add squash; cook until tender. Add 1 teaspoon salt and season with pepper; remove and keep warm.
  6. Add remaining oil to skillet; cook chicken with herbs and remaining salt until juices run clear.
  7. Place pasta on a serving platter; top with chicken and squash.

Makes 8 servings.

*Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese can be substituted for a milder flavor.