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Lemony pasta with chicken and zucchini

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
15 min
20 min



250 g, spiral variety

Shortcut bacon

90 g, (buy 100g), fat trimmed, thinly sliced

Skinless chicken breast

500 g, cut into 1cm pieces

Olive oil

3 tsp

Red onion

1 medium, halved, thinly sliced

Dried chilli flakes

¼ tsp


2 medium, quartered lengthwise, cut into 1cm pieces

Cherry tomato

1 cup(s), (160g), halved

Fresh basil

½ cup(s)

Fresh lemon rind

1 tsp, finely grated

Lemon juice

1½ tbs

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions. Drain, reserving ¼ cup (60ml) water, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly spray a large non-stick saucepan with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Cook bacon, stirring, for 5 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add to saucepan and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until chicken is just cooked through. Transfer chicken to the bowl with bacon and set aside.
  3. Add oil to saucepan. Cook onion and chilli, stirring, for 2 minutes or until onion is golden. Add zucchini and season with salt, cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until zucchini are tender.
  4. Stir through pasta, chicken and bacon with any extra juices, tomatoes, basil, lemon rind and juice, cook, stirring for 3 minutes. If needed, stir in reserved pasta cooking water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to moisten. Serve.