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 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 7

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
15%;
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.