Easy Fuelling Pasta


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Serves: 6

Category: Savoury meals


  • 400g spaghetti (or any other pasta)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 1/2 zucchini, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 800g tinned crushed tomatoes
  • 500g chicken breast or thigh
  • 1 bunch fresh basil. roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan (optional)


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water for 1 minute less than the packet instructions.
  2. In another pot, poach chicken in boiling water until just cooked, roughly 8 minutes. Once cooked, shred chicken.
  3. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and cook until coloured.
  4. Add grated zucchini and carrot, tinned tomatoes, and 1/2 cup water, stir and simmer for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Add shredded chicken and mix to combine.
  6. Scoop out 1 cup of pasta water. Drain the remaining pasta.
  7. Add drained pasta and 3/4 cup of pasta water to the sauce and toss to combine.
  8. Toss through basil and parmesan. Serve!


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Short on time? Buy a cooked chicken and shred to skip step 2!

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