Chicken Pasta with Thyme-Mint Cream Sauce
- Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 308.4
- Total Fat: 6.2 g
- Cholesterol: 5.2 mg
- Sodium: 252.3 mg
- Total Carbs: 52.6 g
- Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
- Protein: 9.6 g
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IntroductionSeems decadent but pair this generous helping with a steamed veggie and dinner comes in around 350 calories! Seems decadent but pair this generous helping with a steamed veggie and dinner comes in around 350 calories!
Number of Servings: 4
4 cups whole wheat fettuccine, cooked
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb chicken breast meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 cup of dry white wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 cups fat free half and half
2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp honey
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1)Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium high. Season the chicken pieces generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the chicken pieces, spreading them out initially and then not stirring them, so they have an opportunity to brown. Once lightly browned on one side flip the pieces over so they brown on the second side. When pieces are browned on both sides, and just cooked through, remove to a paper towel lined plate.
3) Deglaze the pan with white wine. Use a wooden spoon to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken stock and let liquids reduce by half (turn up the heat if necessary). Add the half and half, mint, thyme, lemon zest, honey, salt, and vinegar. Reduce the sauce by half again.
4)When cream sauce has been reduced by half and is thick enough to coat a spoon add pasta and chicken to the sauce. Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed. The original recipe called for heavy cream. Fat free half and half cooks differently. It will separate initially but continue to cook it and it will thicken.
Garnish with a little chopped fresh mint and thyme.
Adapted from simplyrecipes.com. LOVE that site!!
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user -NAMASTE-.