Busy busy in the kitchen creating new recipes.

I am a little crazy cooking in this heat, but hey I love it. It is about 106 degrees in California, and we are going to hit over 111 I believe by this weekend. Hot, Hot, Hot! I hope everyone is enjoying their lovely Monday. Okay, so I was thinking of pasta and squash and this is what I came up with.

Chicken & Squash with Penne Pasta Recipe


1 box of penne pasta- used as directed on box

4 chicken breasts

1 large squash- peeled and diced

2 large garlic cloves- minced

1/4 cup of olive oil

1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese

1 cup of fresh grape tomatoes

1 green onion- sliced

2 tsp of dried oregano

2 tsp of fresh or dried basil

1/4 cup of red wine

salt and pepper


In a baking dish, bake the chicken at 350 degrees until golden brown. (About 35 minutes.)

Boil a pot with water and a little salt, for the pasta. Add in the pasta. (As directed on the box.)

Place half the olive oil in a medium saucepan and add in the garlic and onion. Saute for a few minutes then add the squash, tomatoes, oregano and basil. Let it cook for about 3-4 minutes then add the wine. Let it cook for another few minutes and then season with salt and pepper and remove from the heat. (Set aside.)

Once chicken is cooked, remove from the oven and set aside. In a baking dish, add the pasta then the chicken to the top. Add the sauce from the pan and top it off with the extra olive oil and fresh Parmesan cheese.

– Kali orexi! 🙂



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