"This is our family spin-off on the ever popular 'Ziti, Broccoli and Chicken.' As one of my kids does NOT like 'trees,' I came up with this recipe. Somewhat time-consuming to make but we really enjoy it!" — SUEMAC7131960
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garlic, pressed and divided
zucchini, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/4 pounds
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite-size pieces
carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
1 (16 ounce) package
uncooked farfalle (bow tie) pasta
1 (14 ounce) can
1 (.18 ounce) packet
chicken bouillon granules
grated Parmesan cheese
The dish was very good although I thought there were a few too many steps into preparing it and the amount of carrots and zucchini seemed to be alot for 1 lb of pasta. So instead of boiling 1 pound of carrots and setting them aside I stir-fried 2 zucchini, 1/2lb of carrots and garlic all together then I followed the rest of the recipe and I added a 1/4 cup of cooking wine to give it a boost. It came out very good there were no complaints, not even from my fussy 14 year old that won't eat carrots!
We found the sauce very watery although it tasted good. Try adding something to thicken it up. Also melting cheese into boiling broth seems weird. It might be better just on top.
Good dish; makes good leftovers. I undercooked the carrots and zucchini slightly so that they were not mush after being added to the skillet the 2nd time and I'm glad I did so. Also, I seasoned the chix with lemon pepper before browning. Next time I will add the parmesan to the plate instead of the skillet, because it did not melt into the broth.
Good main dish, with lots of taste. My only complaint would have to be the sauce. Firstly, it did not need so much butter (neither did my hips!). Secondly, I just didn't get the chicken broth as the sauce. The parmesan cheese wasn't enough to thicken the sauce, so I poured about 3/4 of the sauce over the pasta mixture, tossed, and served with a slotted spoon, thereby draining most of the sauce back into the pan, instead of on our plates. The kids loved it, but I had so much left over "sauce" (broth) that I just tossed (wasted) it. I added the parmesan, and some extra shredded cheddar-jack to attempt to thicken it. All in all, it was very tasty, but I need to figure out a healthy way to thicken the sauce, and decrease the butter.
This recipe was really good and healthy. Next time I make it, I'll probably boil the pasta in the chicken broth with garlic instead of using it as a sauce. I did end up wasting a lot of the sauce (I didn't want it too soupy). That's my only suggestion. Overall, very good!!
This was delicious. I did change a couple of things. I roasted the zucchini spread with olive oil and garlic in the oven first (the grill would also be great). In the sauce, I replaced the water with white wine and added a little cornstarch to thicken. Overall, great flavor but I'm not sure it would have been as flavorful without the wine.
This recipe made SO much food!!!! Way more than expected. I made some changes... I added onions, browned the chicken by itself with salt, pepper and garlic and then kind of stir fried all the veggies... I didn't use as much of the garlic, probably 8 cloves worth instead of 12. I used some corn starch to thicken the "sauce" though it didn't thicken much but it's ok since I didn't use as much water, therefore it coated the pasta without leaving a mess at the bottom. The cheese did not melt into the sauce, it globbed together. I had to fish it out and then add Parmesan as a topping instead. I used the full amount of carrots but couldn't even fit the full amount of zucchini in the large, deep skillet I had! That's a heck of a lot of veggies... I had to cook things in stages and add it to a humongous bowl afterward, to toss everything together. Next time I will definitely halve the recipe. 5/6 people in my family liked it. I served this food with honey-yogurt berry salad and a green salad to make a filling but low fat meal.
Wonderful flavor! I added corn starch to the sauce to thicken it up. Less butter can be used in the sauce to make it a bit lighter. The parmesan cheese might be better sprinkled on top because it didn't completely melt in the sauce and was clumpy. With these changes, I'll definitely make it again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bow Ties, Zucchini, Carrots, and Chicken
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 449
** Calories from Fat: 117
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