Baked Penne Chicken Zucchini Primavara Recipe


2 cup penne pasta or your favorite
2 medium size zucchini cut in cubes
4 boneless chicken breasts cut into small chunks
2 tablespoon olive oil
4 fresh basil leaves
1 lb green beans cut (I used canned this time usually boiled fresh beans are the best!)
1 large can whole tomatoes or 1 lb fresh plum tomatoes (That's what I used) put through food processor to leave some small chunks
1/2 cup red wine (I used Burgundy)
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon each oregano, parsley, basil , (we like extra garlicky flavor,  so I also add garlic powder too)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup whole milk or  low fat mozzarella
1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Prepare pasta to cooking instructions, reduce the cooking time 3 minutes.
In a large fry pan, add olive oil, minced garlic and brown chicken on both side, add squash, beans.  Saute' for 4 to 5 minutes more. Add tomatoes, wine, herbs all seasoning. Cover and cook for 30 minutes. Transfer pasta to a baking dish.  Top with half pasta half sauce, cheeses, repeat again. Bake uncovered with optional mozzarella for around 30 minutes and serve topped with more grating cheese.

14 comments:

  1. What a rich and tasty pasta dish :) I love it. Bye, have a good day

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  2. Wow! This looks absolutely delicious! I know how busy you are this time of year....I'm thrilled you're posting and we'll be here when life gets back to normal!

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  3. Another delicious pasta dish, bring them on Claudia! I really could eat pasta every day and never get tired of it. Love the blend of veggies in this dish-yum! have a great day -XOXO

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  4. zucchini, this sounds wonderful. Ill have to get my italian funny to help me out in making this one :)

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  5. This is a perfect dinner for us. It fills all needs and desires. I love your cooking.

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  6. This is great and it's on my to do list. It has to be delicious!

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  7. Oh, that looks so good Claudia! Penne pasta is my absolute favorite!

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  8. Love your pasta variations - rich with vegetables, a bit of wine to aid the spirit and all combine into the happiest of meals.

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  9. yes it does look very good, like the veggies and like the fact that it is baked too....

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  10. Looks excellent, Claudia!!! An entree that would please the whole household (and you probably know that doesn't happen every day!).

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  11. I almost missed this one. This is a wonderful and refreshing dish especially around the holidays...looks fantastic!

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  12. That sounds SO good to balance out all of the sweets this tme of year!

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  13. I love this dish...reminds me of chicken cacciatore...everything but the "kitchen sink" dish...so comforting and super delicious. Yumm!!!

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  14. Nice al forno dish, like the vegetables too.

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