Sunday, September 23, 2007

I couldn't resist...


posting this recipe....

Summer Chicken and Mushroom Pasta
Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Ingredients
8 oz. packaged dried whole wheat or regular penne pasta
12 oz. skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size strips
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil or cooking oil, divided
3 large cloves garlic, minced
3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup shredded basil leaves
3 Tbsp. snipped fresh oregano
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Directions
1. Cook pasta in lightly salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain and return to saucepan; keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Remove from skillet; keep warm.

3. Add remaining olive oil to skillet. Cook mushrooms and onion in hot olive oil until just tender, stirring occasionally. Carefully add chicken broth and white wine. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, about 2 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Remove skillet from heat.

4. Add cooked pasta, chicken, cherry tomatoes, basil, and oregano to mushroom mixture; toss to coat. Transfer to a serving dish; sprinkle with shaved Parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition facts per serving:
Calories 284
Total Fat (g) 8
Saturated Fat (g) 2
Monounsaturated Fat (g) 4
Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 1
Cholesterol (mg) 35
Sodium (mg) 271
Carbohydrate (g) 33
Total Sugar (g) 4
Fiber (g) 4
Protein (g) 22
Calcium (DV%) 8
Iron (DV%) 11

2 comments:

Susan said...

I need to quit looking at these recipes Mo....another good one!

Jennifer said...

Gosh, I am feeling kind of guilty about the dinosaur chicken nuggets that are cooking in the toaster oven right now. I wish I was joking. :)