This easy and hearty dish was inspired by a selection that was on the Olive Garden(R) menu a number of years ago.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chicken in hot oil until cook through, about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Saute zucchini, yellow squash, onion, red bell pepper, and garlic in hot oil until slightly tender but still crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir chicken into vegetable mixture.

  • Whisk chicken broth and cornstarch together in a bowl until smooth. Pour chicken broth mixture into chicken mixture; bring to a boil and cook until liquid thickens; 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Add bow-tie pasta and stir to combine.

Cook's Note:

You can use a prepared lemon-pepper sauce or marinade instead of the lemon juice and pepper. These prepared products are fairly strong, so start by adding a tablespoon or two, then taste and adjust.

For a vegetarian version, skip the chicken, use a mild vegetable stock, and double the zucchini and yellow squash.

Nutrition Facts

528 calories; 17.8 g total fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 424 mg sodium. 59.8 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
Great recipe! It's very versatile. I used zucchini squash broccoli and carrots. I also substituted fettuccine for the bow tie pasta since I didn't have any. I used a rotisserie chicken and just added it in at the end. Delicious! I will be making it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2019
The dish was bland for my family. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
Great recipe! It's very versatile. I used zucchini squash broccoli and carrots. I also substituted fettuccine for the bow tie pasta since I didn't have any. I used a rotisserie chicken and just added it in at the end. Delicious! I will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
Great recipe! It's very versatile. I used zucchini squash broccoli and carrots. I also substituted fettuccine for the bow tie pasta since I didn't have any. I used a rotisserie chicken and just added it in at the end. Delicious! I will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2014
I thought this was awesome! Only changed veggies since I don't care for zucchini or squash so I used stir fry veggies. Great flavor consistency and seasoning....I even uploaded a picture of what mine turned out looking like. I did add extra pepper only because I'm a pepper freak! Thanks for a different recipe that I hadn't even thought of trying will definitely make again and again.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2017
I'm actually doing this for a computer class project. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2019
The dish was bland for my family. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2016
If I were to make this again I would not use the cornstarch. I think I would flour the chicken and use a bit of pasta h2o. I need to rate it just ok purely on the weird consistency of the sauce. The taste and other prep was fine. I did use lemon pepper on my chicken I thunk it would be lacking without some seasoning! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/05/2017
We normally love any lemony chicken dish but didn't much care for this. I know that cornstarch sauces can be weird so I finished it with a pat of butter but that only helped a little. I think the peppers and lemon didn't work together. If I were to try again I would omit the pasta (and probably the peppers) and serve over rice. It's not likely that I'll make it again though. So many recipes so little time! Read More