Veggie Penne With Oregano-Marinated Grilled Chicken And Sweet Zucchini

  • Yield : 24
  • Servings : 24
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The gorgeous color of red veggie penne contrasts with fresh zucchini. Try yellow summer squash for another addition.


  • 3 lb. Barilla Veggie Penne
  • 2 lb. chicken breasts
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • as needed black pepper
  • as needed salt
  • 4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 8 cups diced zucchini
  • 1 qt. chicken stock


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

Marinate the chicken with the garlic, oregano, and 1/4 cup oil. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate for up to one day.
Grill the chicken until cooked through and cut it into slices. Set aside.

Step 3

For each serving, to order: Sweat about 2 Tbsp. onion in 1 1/2 tsp. oil until soft. Add 1/4 cup zucchini and saute for 3 minutes. Add 2 Tbsp.stock and reduce until the zucchini is tender.

Step 4

Reheat 2 oz. pasta in simmering water. Drain and add it to the pan with the zucchini. Add 1 oz. chicken and warm through. Season with salt and pepper. Plate with the chicken on top.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 365
Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 376mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 5g
Protein 20g

Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 4%
Iron 17%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.