Summer in Winter Penne with Chicken

6
Medium
Dinner

Characteristics

Under 30 minutes Without Eggs Without nuts Without peanuts No Added Sugar High Fibre

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

530
Calories
34 g
Protein
64 g
Carbs
5 g
fiber
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Nutritional Facts

1 6
  • Amount For Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 530
  • Lipides 15 g
    • Saturated fat  3.5 g
  • Cholesterol 55 mg
  • Sodium  90 mg
  • Carbs 64 g
    • fiber  5 g
    • Sugar  4 g
  • Protein 34 g

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • 1 box (1 pound) Compliments Penne Rigate
  • 11/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Sensations Extra Virgin 100% Olive Oil
  • 11/4 pounds Roma type tomatoes, cored and chopped
  • 2 firm-ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Compliments Organic Fresh Basil Leaves

Method

  1. Bring 4 quarts of salted water to a boil in a 6 to 8-quart pan over high heat.
  2. Add penne and cook until pasta is tender to bite, 10-12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, season chicken to taste with salt and pepper. 
  4. Combine chicken and oil in a 12-inch nonstick frying pan. 
  5. Stir often over high heat until chicken is lightly browned and no longer pink in center (cut to test), 5-6 minutes. 
  6. With a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a plate and keep warm.
  7. Add tomatoes and avocados to frying pan. 
  8. Stir often over high heat until tomatoes just start to fall apart, 2-3 minutes. 
  9. Remove from heat. 
  10. When pasta is done, drain well then transfer to a serving bowl. 
  11. Add chicken, tomato mixture, and basil. Toss well and season to taste with salt and pepper.

 

Smart Planning: When shopping for this recipe, buy a 3-lb. package of boneless skinless chicken breasts. Use half for this recipe and save half to use for the Mediterranean Chicken Skewers recipe.

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