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Lemony pasta with chicken and zucchini

6
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

Pasta

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

Zucchini

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)

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions. Drain, reserving ¼ cup cooking 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.