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pasta chicken courgette
 Chicken and Squash (Courgette) Pasta Salad

peaches
Fresh Fruit

 

Menu Plan for the week of August 2, 2013: Day 6 Recipes

Chicken and Yellow Squash (Courgette) Pasta Salad
Fresh Fruit

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     Easy pasta dish to end the week - with a bit of fresh fruit...

Pasta with Yellow Squash (Courgette) and Grilled Chicken          Time:  30 minutes
   This is a warm pasta salad, full of garden vegetables and topped with grilled chicken.

1 1/4 cups pasta
2 chicken breasts
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 yellow squash (courgette)
3oz (90gr) cherry tomatoes
1/2 red pepper   
2 tbs fresh basil
1/2 cup (2oz, 60gr)  shredded Mozzarella  or other cheese
1 tbs olive oil
Marinade:
1 tbs white Balsamic vinegar
1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbs olive oil
Vinaigrette:
1 tbs white Balsamic vinegar
1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
3 tbs good olive oil

Cook pasta according to package instructions.  Drain.
Chicken:  Make marinade and spoon over chicken.  Let marinate for 10 minutes. Cook on barbecue grill for 8 - 10 minutes per side, turning once, or until done.  Remove and let rest 5 minutes.  Slice.
Vegetables: Cut onion in quarters, then slice.  Mince garlic. Roughly chop pepper.  Cut squash in half lengthwise, then slice.  Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
Heat oil in a large skillet.  Add onion, pepper and sauté until tender.  Add garlic, squash and sauté until squash starts to brown.  Add tomatoes and pasta, heat through.
To finish:  Put pasta into a large serving bowl, add basil, vinaigrette and stir gently.  Add Mozzarella, stir gently.  Top with sliced chicken and serve.

Fresh Fruit

Your choice - something summery

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, 2 small bowls, whisk, large skillet, pot and
colander for pasta, dish for marinating, barbecue grill

Put water on high heat for pasta
Turn on/light barbecue grill
Make marinade, spoon over chicken
Slice onion, mince garlic
Chop pepper, squash
Cut cherry tomatoes
Snip basil
Make vinaigrette

Cook chicken
Cook pasta
Sauté onion, pepper
Turn chicken
Add garlic, squash to skillet, sauté
Drain pasta
Remove chicken, let rest
Add tomatoes, pasta to skillet
Transfer contents of skillet to large bowl
Add vinaigrette, stir
Add cheese, stir
Slice chicken, add to pasta and
Serve