Chicken and Fresh Mozzarella Pasta

Chicken and Fresh Mozzarella Pasta

Looking for a fast Italian meal? Toss grilled chicken breasts with penne pasta, tomatoes and two cheeses, and dinner's served in 35 minutes!

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

7

servings

3
tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2
teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 1/4
cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
1
pint (2 cups) grape tomatoes, cut in half
8
oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1/2
cup chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of the oil, the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Brush on both sides of chicken.
  2. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove chicken from grill to cutting board; cover to keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. In large bowl, toss pasta and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Cut chicken into thin strips. Add chicken and remaining ingredients to pasta; toss to combine.
Makes 7 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Don’t have Italian seasoning on hand? Substitute 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano and thyme leaves.
Garnish with 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups))
  • Calories 420
    • (Calories from Fat 160),
  • Total Fat 18g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 650mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 32g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.