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Chicken and Penne Primavera

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Looking for a filling pasta recipe for dinner? Then check out this Italian- style cheesy pasta and chicken breasts dish that’s made easily on a stove top in just 30 minutes!

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked penne or mostaccioli pasta (5 1/4 oz)
2
teaspoons olive oil
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup sliced zucchini
1
cup sliced yellow summer squash
1
cup cut (2 inch) fresh asparagus spears
1/2
cup reduced-fat Italian dressing
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 1/3 oz)
Coarsely ground black pepper, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown on outside and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Stir in zucchini, squash and asparagus. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 4 Stir pasta into chicken mixture. Stir in dressing and basil; cook until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cheese and pepper.

Expert Tips

Primavera is all about vegetables! To save time, you can slice all the vegetables ahead of time and refrigerate up to 3 hours before you use them.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
610mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
36g
36%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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