Garden Rotini with Grilled Zucchini and Chicken


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Oh, my merciful heavens!  This was so very delicious.

Inspired by the grilled zucchini and a container of gorgonzola cheese, I quickly pulled this together for dinner one night.  Five of us were home to eat and we all loved it.  My oldest daughter worked late and came in after we had gone to bed.  She scrounged in the fridge and found the leftovers.  She said she ate some cold before she realized it was meant to be served hot, but it tasted good both ways.

I also used homemade seasoned salt in this dish.  If you haven’t made any of it yet, please take a couple minutes to stir a batch together.  Your taste buds will thank you.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • 1 box garden rotini
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 zucchini, quartered lengthwise
  • olive oil
  • homemade seasoned salt
  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 cups half & half, warmed
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 5 oz Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • handful fresh basil, chopped

Boil the pasta according to the package directions.

Sprinkle the chicken breasts with seasoned salt and grill till done, then slice.  Brush the zucchini with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoned salt.  Grill for about 10 minutes.  Cut the finished zucchini into bite sized pieces.

Melt the butter in a skillet.  Cook the garlic in the butter for a minute or two.  Whisk in the half & half and cook for a few minutes over medium heat.  Add a pinch or two of seasoned salt.  Stir in the cheeses and let them melt.

Mix the drained pasta, chicken, zucchini, tomatoes, basil and sauce together in a bowl and serve.  Makes approximately 6-8 servings.

Please make this soon.  You will think you died and went to pasta heaven.

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  1. I am a big fan of cheese, any cheese. But I have never tried Gorgonzola . I think I will now though.

  2. This sounds and looks sooo delicious!! I don’t like Gorgonzola, though. Do you think it would taste good with Feta?

    • Andrea, I think feta would work, but it will be different. Probably still good though. I’m not a big fan of gorgonzola crumbled on a salad, but in the sauce it is different. If you try it with feta, let me know how you liked it!

  3. I am going to add this to my list of “stuff to make” for the month of August. I haven’t tried gorgonzola cheese but will give it a try.

    Tiffany — I just love your site, I get so many ideas from here.

  4. Okay…yummy!!! I’m going to make this for sure!!!

  5. I just made this one this morning and it is out of this world delish! I can’t wait for hubby to try it later at dinner! The picture of this dish looked scrumptuous and it tastes ever bet as good as it looks! Thanks for sharing another great one! 🙂

  6. I made this the other night but tweaked it based on what I had in the house. I used shrimp and aspargus instead of chicken and zuchini–it was so yummy-great suggestion. I loved the gargonzola! I also grilled the tomato’s. This was a great dish!

  7. I discovered your blog this summer and am addicted! I love what you are doing here. I am a teacher, and I have already sent your website to all of my teacher friends.
    One question: I usually shop at Wal-Mart (looks like you do too) and I can never find the Gorgonzola cheese. Where do you buy it? Thanks so much.

    • Leslie, they used to have the Gorgonzola in the cheese case near the deli where they sell cheese balls and things. Lately, I’ve found it in the regular cheese section near the dairy section. I do shop in Walmart.

  8. This was so good! I saved this recipe to put back in rotation some week. Thank you for sharing.

  9. amazing!!! is there anything you make that doesnt blow me out of the water?! i just love the richness of all the flavors in this one. mmmm.

  10. Thanks for this recipe! We have made it twice now and really enjoy it! We had it Monday night and ate the leftovers for dinner last night! I blogged about it here:

    Thanks again for all your great recipes!! 🙂

  11. Meggan says:

    I notice you use the frozen chicken tenders – do you thaw your chicken breasts prior to grilling?

    • Meggan, I sometimes thaw them part way. But they are usually at least partly frozen when I put them on, especially if they are tenders.

  12. the kids even loved this! I did add extra parmesan, as the sauce was a bit thin… then a dash of lime juice (was out of lemon) but over all a really great blend! I am so glad I found your blog sending it to my mom so she can start having dinners on the easy side!


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