Fettuccine and Chicken in Orange-Cherry Sauce

Orange and cherry sauce provides a tangy addition to a hearty chicken and pasta dish that's ready in 25 minutes - perfect for dinner.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

6
ounces uncooked fettuccine
1/2
pound cut-up boneless chicken breast for stir-fry
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups or 1 package (9 ounces) frozen whole green beans
1
cup orange juice
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1
tablespoon orange marmalade
1/4
cup dried cherries
1/4
cup chopped walnuts, toasted* if desired

  • 1 Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package.
  • 2 While fettuccine is cooking, spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook chicken and salt in skillet 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is brown. Stir in frozen green beans. Cover and cook over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beans are crisp-tender.
  • 3 Mix orange juice and cornstarch until smooth. Stir orange juice mixture, marmalade and cherries into chicken mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender and chicken is no longer pink in center. Add fettuccine to chicken mixture; toss. Sprinkle each serving with walnuts.

Expert Tips

Bake nuts uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in a 350° oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Boneless chicken breast for stir-fry is available in most larger grocery stores, but if you can't find it, cut boneless, skinless chicken breast halves into thin strips.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
325
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.