12 oz. Italian Style Chicken Sausages – the kind that are already cooked and ready to go
Crushed Red Pepper –optional,
8 oz. uncooked pasta – any small pasta will work
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Grape Tomatoes – bonus points if they’re from the garden!
Start by browning your chicken sausage in a skillet along with your onion until the onion is tender and the chicken sausage is browned slightly.
Add in some salt, crushed red pepper (if using) and garlic and stir until fragrant. Pour in the chicken broth and scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the pan (that’s where a lot of flavor is!).
Bring the skillet to a boil and stir in the uncooked pasta, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes, until the pasta is mostly tender.
Add in the chopped zucchini and continue cooking for an additional 3 minutes, until zucchini is tender and the majority of the chicken broth is absorbed into the pasta.
Finally, stir in the lemon juice, parmesan cheese and tomatoes, until combined and heated through. Garnish with the fresh basil and enjoy!