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.
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.
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
- 2-3 cups raw sliced zucchini
- 1 jar pasta sauce
- 1 box bowtie pasta
- parmesan cheese
- Cook pasta according to directions.
- Heat sauce with zucchini until crisp-tender. Add chicken and heat until warm.
- 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.
Aren’t mom’s the best? Thanks for doing all the work on this one, Mom!
I guess some things never change.