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Tomato, Zucchini and Chicken Skillet Pasta

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Tomato, Zucchini and Chicken Skillet Pasta
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4
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Need a delicious, veggie-filled meal that's ready in a flash? This easy summer skillet pasta is packed with fresh vegetables and tasty pesto chicken. And it's ready in just 20 minutes! Perfect for lunch or dinner, this skillet recipe is sure to make it into your weekly rotation.
By Holly Lofthouse
Updated Jun 16, 2022

Ingredients

  • 8 oz uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, cut into 1-inch pieces

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken and pesto; cook and stir 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Transfer cooked chicken to plate; set aside.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package; drain.
  • 3
    Spray same skillet again with cooking spray. Add garlic and zucchini; if desired, season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Add tomatoes; cover and cook about 3 minutes or until tomatoes are hot and zucchini is tender.
  • 4
    Add cooked pasta and chicken to skillet; gently toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Top your chicken and zucchini pasta skillet with freshly grated Parmesan cheese for added deliciousness.
  • tip 2
    Try adding diced bell pepper to your summer skillet pasta for extra color and flavor!
  • tip 3
    Pesto is a classic Italian sauce or spread made from basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information

480 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 37g Protein, 53g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
550mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
3g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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