Fast Chicken Fettuccine


Here's a healthful chicken recipe with some major bonuses: rich Parmesan cheese, savory fresh zucchini, and zesty dried tomatoes. With a mere 20-minute prep time, it's an easy dinner recipe you can count on for quick gratification after a long, busy day.

Fast Chicken Fettuccine
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 8 ounce fettuccine

  • ¼ 7 ounce jar oil-packed, dried tomato strips or pieces

  • 1 large zucchini or yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and sliced (about 2 cups)

  • 8 ounce chicken breast meat, cut in cubes

  • ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan, Romano, or Asiago cheese (2 ounces)

  • Black pepper, freshly ground


  1. Cook in lightly salted boiling water according to package directions; drain. Return pasta to hot pan.

  2. Meanwhile, drain tomato strips, reserving 2 tablespoons oil from jar; set aside. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon reserved oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from skillet. Add remaining reserved oil to skillet. Add chicken; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Gently toss zucchini, chicken, and tomato with cooked pasta. Sprinkle each serving with cheese and season to taste with pepper. Makes 4 servings.

Dietary Exchanges:

2 starch, 2 vegetable, 2 very lean meants, 2 fat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
14g Fat
40g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 334mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Protein 24g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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