Chicken Zucchini Pasta

Chicken zucchini pasta in a bowl with a fork.

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
  • 23 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

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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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