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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 358.2
  • Total Fat: 10.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 54.8 mg
  • Sodium: 355.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 30.4 g

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Penne Pasta with Chicken, Grape tomatoes & Zuchinni

Submitted by: JOANN562
Penne Pasta with Chicken, Grape tomatoes & Zuchinni

Introduction

We had a bumper crop of grape tomatoes this year so I was searching for some recipes to use them up. Found the base of this recipe on COOKS.com & tweaked it to our tastes.
The result is a light, healthy summer dinner.
Enjoy!
We had a bumper crop of grape tomatoes this year so I was searching for some recipes to use them up. Found the base of this recipe on COOKS.com & tweaked it to our tastes.
The result is a light, healthy summer dinner.
Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    7.25oz. Penne Pasta (1/2 pkg Barrilla Plus Penne in nutritionals)
    3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    2 tbsp. Smart Balance Light
    1/2 c. onion, finely chopped
    3-4 cloves garlic, sliced
    2 chicken breasts, cubed
    3/4 lb. zucchini, cubed 1/2" = 2cups
    2 c. grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
    pepper to taste
    1 tsp. dried Basil
    1/8 tsp chili powder (or to taste)
    1/2 tsp salt

    NOT IN NUTRITIONALS
    2 oz Low Fat Shredded Cheese of choice
    or grated parmesan cheese.

Directions

Heat oil over medium heat.
Add onion and garlic.
Cook until translucent.
Increase heat. Add cubed chicken. Stir briskly until white.
Add zucchini and halved tomatoes, salt, chili powder, and basil.
Reduce to low-med heat, cover, and cook 10 minutes.

Cook pasta according to directions.
Mix cooked, drained, hot pasta with 2 tablespoons softened butter.
Add chicken mixture (I like to smash/break up the tomatoes before mixing with pasta) and toss.

OPTIONAL
Serve with shredded cheese or grated parmesan cheese.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JOANN562.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was such a fantastic meal! My wife and I absolutely loved it! Only change was to use real butter as we are trying to avoid anything artificial. - 10/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious! - 6/14/10

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  • This was sooooo good! Simple, but with a great flavor. The husband and I loved it and are definitely adding it to our dinner rotation!

    And I don't know what some of the others did, but ours didn't come out dry at all. - 4/9/11

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  • Delicious and easy to make! We will definitely have this again! - 7/12/10

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  • This was delicious! - 7/12/10

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  • Was a bit dry, but not bad for flavor. Very healthy--would make it again. - 7/10/10

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