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Creamy Chicken Penne

Creamy Chicken Penne

with Parmesan & Zucchini

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Coat penne pasta with a creamy tomato sauce containing tender pieces of chicken, silky strands of grated zucchini and tasty Parmesan cheese, and you’ve got a new dish that's sure to please everyone.

The recent harsh weather conditions have impacted the cucumbers/zucchinis grown by our farmers. The quality and freshness is still the same, but they may be a little smaller than usual.

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Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount


brown onion



2 clove


1 packet

chicken breast

1 packet


(ContainsGlutenMay be present Egg, Soy)

1 sachet

garlic & herb seasoning

1 box


1 packet

chicken stock pot

1 packet

light thickened cream


1 bag

baby spinach leaves

1 packet

grated Parmesan cheese


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1 tsp

brown sugar

(May be present Soy, Gluten, Milk, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame)
Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)3626 kJ
Fat26.4 g
of which saturates14.7 g
Carbohydrate93.9 g
of which sugars21.1 g
Protein59.5 g
Sodium1472 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
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Large Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Thinly slice the brown onion (see ingredients). Grate the zucchini. Finely chop the garlic. Cut the chicken breast into 2cm chunks.


Cook the penne in the boiling water until 'al dente', 9 minutes. Drain and return to the saucepan.

TIP: 'Al dente' means the pasta is cooked through but still has a bit of firmness in the middle.


While the pasta is cooking, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. When the oil is hot, cook the chicken, tossing occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

TIP: Chicken is cooked through when it's no longer pink inside.


Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook the onion until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add the zucchini, garlic, and garlic & herb seasoning and cook until softened and fragrant, 2 minutes. Add the passata, chicken stock pot, a pinch of salt and the brown sugar. Simmer until thickened slightly, 5-8 minutes.


Add the light thickened cream, chicken and any chicken resting juices to the frying pan and stir to combine. Add the baby spinach leaves and stir until the spinach has just wilted. Add the penne and stir to coat. Stir through the grated Parmesan cheese (reserve some for garnish!) until just melted. Season to taste.


Divide the creamy chicken penne between bowls. Sprinkle with the reserved Parmesan.