Easy, Healthy Dinner Dish for the Summer


Summer is around the corner, so that means fresh veggies and fruits will be plentiful. It also means, it’s too hot to be in the kitchen making a large dinner. This recipe is one of my creations and we had it for dinner last night. It’s quick, easy and a good way to incorporate different veggies into one dish. Plus, a little pasta, is always a favorite with the kids.

Italian Chicken Pasta Toss

Yield: 6 servings

6 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
2 plum tomatoes, diced or you can use a red pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium zucchini, sliced
1 small yellow squash or yellow pepper
1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into either strips or chunks
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning mix
1 teaspoon salt
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, cut up/dice up all of your veggies.

3. Heat oil in skillet until hot. Press garlic into skillet. Add chicken. Stir-fry 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, zucchini, bell pepper, peas, seasoning mix and salt. Stir fry 2 minutes. Add tomatoes; heat 2 minutes, stirring gently until heated through. Remove from heat.

4. Stir in warm pasta. Grate Parmesan cheese over pasta. Serve immediately.




Then I topped off our dinner with homemade bread sticks.20140528-211149-76309670.jpg

Easy, fast, healthy. Give it a try this summer and let me know, what you think.


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