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Chicken Zucchini Pasta

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Once upon a time, I went to my parent's house to be “helpful” while they were out of town.

Then the story took a turn.

Chicken zucchini pasta in a bowl with a fork.

It became me trying to survive and keep everyone fed and alive.

When you combine three teenagers with two seriously adorable/naughty dogs with one unbelievably active 9 year old... well, they deserve a round of applause. My parents.

So how my mom manages to host a birthday lunch and serve such delicious home cooked food (while controlling the aforementioned scenario) is beyond me.

But I like to try to be helpful. And I am usually really helpful at partaking in the home cooked food part.

This chicken zucchini pasta recipe is one that my mom always makes for family gatherings, and it deserves a round of applause from those who make it and those who cook it. It's a perfectly kinda fancy low maintenance meal that makes me happy happy happy every time I eat it. Mostly I'm just happy that I don't have her job because I would probably die. She's amazing.

Chicken zucchini pasta in a bowl with a fork.
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Chicken Zucchini Pasta


A quick and easy 5 ingredient recipe for chicken zucchini pasta. Made with bowties, tomato sauce, sauteed zucchini, shredded chicken, and Parmesan.


  • 2 cups cooked, chopped/shredded chicken
  • 2-3 cups raw sliced zucchini
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 1 box bowtie pasta
  • parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Heat sauce with zucchini until crisp-tender. Add chicken and heat until warm.
  3. Top cooked bowties with warm sauce and parmesan cheese!


This easily doubles/triples for large groups, and the sauce can be made ahead and kept warm in the crockpot!

And my mom swears by Williams and Sonoma's tomato sauce.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: chicken pasta, chicken zucchini pasta, healthy pasta recipe

Aren't mom's the best? Thanks for doing all the work on this one, Mom!

I guess some things never change.

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    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Totally a shoestring budget meal! Unless you’re my mom and you buy the Williams and Sonoma sauce. 🙂

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    I have an irrational fear of zucchini which I really need to overcome because it does look so good and I think I’m really missing out! This pasta dish is just the kind of thing that I like – delicious and simple!

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      It is, actually! It’s really nice because I can eat it without feeling overly guilty and it definitely keeps me full.

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      I have enough trouble just keeping track of myself. Good thing there are more organized people (…moms) out there to help!

  2. Skillful Cook Logo

    Oh Lindsay, Mom’s are the best! 🙂

    This looks like the perfect ticket to a home cooked fast delicious meal! Great idea!

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      And even more convenient when it’s already hot in the crockpot! Gotta love those shortcuts. 🙂

  3. Skillful Cook Logo

    I made this yesterday for my family, they all loved it! Simple yet delicious, and it looked amaaaaazzing. Definitely will be making this one again. Thanks Lindsay.. and Lindsay’s mum!

  4. Skillful Cook Logo

    This is the perfect way to “sneak” some zucchini into my husband’s plate without him noticing 🙂

    It looks so good!

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Hahaha.. sneaky vegetables are the best! For kids or for husbands… or for myself!

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    The success of this dish depends on the sauce. I didn’t have Williams and Sonoma in my cupboard (didn’t know they made it), and used some other marinara that stands up well to Italian sausage, ground beef and other more flavorful additions. It was pretty boring with roast chicken and zucchini. I will add onions, garlic and some other more zippy ingredients next time.

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    I love the looks and ease of this recipe! Do you sauté the zucchini before adding the sauce? I saw that you wrote “until crisp and tender”. I’m also thinking of adding some chopped Roma tomatoes…what do you think? So glad to find your blog!