Garlic Chicken Pasta with Summer Squash recipe

This Garlic Chicken Pasta with Summer Squash recipe is so delicious. This dish was awesome! I used a whole summer squash and a zucchini. My husband, 6 year old son and I all loved it!


  • 5T olive oil
  • 2t minced garlic
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts- cubed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • 1 box penne pasta
  • 1/2 yellow squashed- diced
  • 1T dried basil
  • 4T lemon juice
  • 1/2c parmesan cheese


  • Heat olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a small glass bowl in the microwave for about 1 minute to blend flavors. Pour 1T of the oil in a skillet. Salt and pepper the chicken and cook in the oil over med-high heat. Add the chopped squash and saute with chicken for about 5 minutes, remove from heat. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package and drain well. Add the chicken and squash to the pasta, along with the basil, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese. The stir in the remainder of the flavored olive oil. Toss until all ingredients are well combined.