On Recipes: Chicken, Zucchini, Feta & Roasted Butternut Pasta

Yes, I know I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I’m attempting to cut carbs. But this recipe is something I made on Saturday night, for dinner for my fiance and his BFF. It was the weekend and obviously a cheat day.

It was thoroughly-enjoyed, even by my fiance who is always skeptical of food with butternut and zucchini in it. So here’s the recipe, so that I can make it again some day. 😉

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 large onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 pack zucchini, sliced
  • 1 large butternut, peeled and cut into rounds
  • 1 pack of pasta (I see this going well with penne. I used shells)
  • 2 Feta cheese circles/rounds cut into chunks

For seasoning:

  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne Pepper and salt
  • Curry powder

You’ll also need:

  • Olive oil
  • White wine
  • Honey

How to make it happen:

  1. Line a baking tray with tin foil (this eliminates the hassle of having to scrape of burned/blackened bits from your baking tray later when you’re trying to wash it) and coat the butternut rounds in olive oil and sprinkle with cinnamon, garlic and cayenne pepper.
  2. Bake in the oven at 180degrees celcius, until they’re blackened slightly on both sides. When they’re done, take them out and cut up into small-ish cubes.
  3. While your butternut is in the oven, you can start doing the rest of the cooking. Pour some olive oil into a big saucepan and add about three-quarters of your chopped onion and some salt.
  4. When the onions have turned slightly translucent, add some garlic, curry powder (about a tablespoon) and the thyme and zucchinis.
  5. Mix well and then add the chicken. Once the chicken has started to cook, add a few splashes of white wine, and about a tablespoon of honey. Stir everything together, and turn the heat down low.
  6. In another pot, cook your pasta. Once the pasta is drained and the chicken is cooked – you can bring everything together.
  7. Using the pot you cooked your pasta in, pour some olive oil in the bottom and cook the remainder of your chopped onions. Add the pasta, butternut and chicken/zucchini/onion mix and stir everything well.
  8. Add the feta and season with salt and cayenne pepper.

Totally delicious! Let me know if you try it….

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2 Responses to On Recipes: Chicken, Zucchini, Feta & Roasted Butternut Pasta

  1. Angel says:

    OMG that looks good!
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  2. Bobbi says:

    I will be trying this soon. Also YUM.
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