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Minty Linguine with Grilled Chicken

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Grilled chicken breasts "go green" with mint, chives and sweet peas. Served atop linguine, it's a complete meal in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/4 lb)
1/2
cup olive oil
1
teaspoon garlic-pepper blend
2/3
cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
8
oz uncooked linguine
1
box (9 oz) frozen baby sweet peas
1
cup small fresh mozzarella cheese balls (6 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh chives

Directions

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Brush both sides of chicken with 1 tablespoon of the oil; sprinkle with garlic-pepper blend. In blender, place remaining oil, the mint, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cover; blend until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2 Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 12 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. Loosely cover; let stand 3 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook and drain linguine as directed on package, adding peas during last 3 minutes of cooking time. Toss linguine and peas with reserved mint mixture and the mozzarella; cover to keep warm.
  • 4 Slice chicken crosswise. Place linguine mixture on platter or individual plates; arrange chicken on top. Sprinkle with chives.

Expert Tips

Fresh mozzarella is packed in liquid and is very mild and sweet tasting. Look for small, fresh, pearl-size mozzarella balls called Perline, but if unavailable, use any size fresh mozzarella and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Fresh mozzarella does not melt; instead it softens when heated. Regular mozzarella, cubed or shredded, can also be used in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
850
Calories from Fat
400
% Daily Value
Total Fat
44g
68%
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
930mg
39%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
5g
Protein
54g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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