Courgette Lemon Pasta

Time 30 min
Difficulty Easy
Serves 4


Meal Maker Sliced Roast Chicken 300g
  • 2 courgettes
  • 400g dried pasta – we used fusilli
  • 260g Tegel Sliced Roast Chicken
  • 100g basil pesto
  • 1 lemon, zest & juice
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
  • Basil leaves to serve


  1. Grate one courgette and slice the other into rounds.
  2. Heat a big splash of olive oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat. Add the courgette rounds and pan fry until golden and soft. Season with salt and set aside.
  3. Cook your pasta in rapidly boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, reserving about ½ cup of pasta water.
  4. Return the pasta to the pot and place back on a low heat. Add the chicken, grated courgette, pesto, lemon zest & juice and reserved pasta water and toss until the pasta is well coated. Finally add the pan-fried courgette and gently toss to combine. Taste and season again with salt & pepper.
  5. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with the toasted pine nuts and basil leaves.

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