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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 207.6
  • Total Fat: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 27.0 mg
  • Sodium: 206.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 14.3 g

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Chicken & Asparagus Pasta

Submitted by: LILYANN2
Chicken & Asparagus Pasta

Introduction

A quick and easy pasta dish perfect for any night of the week. A quick and easy pasta dish perfect for any night of the week.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    3 cups whole wheat pasta
    12 spears asparagus
    1/2 chicken breast, bone and skin removed
    1-1/2 cups fresh mushrooms, pieces or slices
    1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
    1 medium tomato
    Pinch of pepper, red or cayenne

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite-sized cubes and place in skillet with olive oil.
Cook until partially done.
Add asparagus and mushrooms, continue cooking until chicken is done.
Add chicken broth and cover pan, cook until asparagus is crisp tender.
Add pasta, red pepper flakes (to taste), and feta cheese. Remove from heat.
Serve with fresh diced tomatoes to garnish. Enjoy!






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  • Very Good
    85 of 85 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner today. I took a nice chicken breast cut it length-wise. Also used angel hair pasta (2 cups) it cooked quick & absorbed the flavors. Recommend it for all who are in a hurry & want something great to eat, - 1/7/09

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  • Very Good
    56 of 57 people found this review helpful
    Overall very good. At first it was a bit bland, but with added garlic, onion, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes, it was quite tasty. Next time, I think I'll make the liquid into a thicker sauce to pour over everything. It contained great flavor, it just wasn't used to its full potential. - 6/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    48 of 48 people found this review helpful
    I loved this, and I love that you can add any vegetables you want to make it yummy. I added yellow squash, asparagus, and carrots. It looked pretty and tasted wonderful. My husband walked into the house and said it smelled like a restaurant. With all of the added veggies, we have a ton of leftovers! - 7/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    45 of 45 people found this review helpful
    Incredible is right!! This is the best gourmet pasta. I will make it often. I used herb and garlic chicken broth and herb and garlic feta cheese. thanks LILYANNE2 kwebdale - 8/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    38 of 38 people found this review helpful
    I used the ingredients given, but I also added a 1/2 cup onions and 1tbsp og garlic...yummy - 1/12/09

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  • Very Good
    36 of 37 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and my husband and I both enjoyed it. Of course I can never leave a recipe alone so...I added garlic, shallots, 1/4 cup of white wine and 2 tablespoons of fat free sour cream. We thought the sour cream brought the sauce together. Yummy - 7/29/09

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  • Very Good
    34 of 37 people found this review helpful
    This made a great lunch to take to work. I used some left over roasted red peppers instead of tomatoes. Plenty filling and didn't break the calorie bank. - 6/10/08

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  • 29 of 44 people found this review helpful
    This dish definitely needs a spice make over! It's funny! I think most "dieters" are afraid of flavor because flavor means fat or high calorie! Experiment with spices! You can make ANYTHING taste great with spices, herbs and vegetables! SPICE IT UP MY SPARK PEOPLE! - 1/8/09

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  • Very Good
    27 of 32 people found this review helpful
    This dish reminds me of one i have had for years. The pasta I use is Orzo (rice like pasta) and i cook shrimp instead of chicken. I sauce is a mix of minced garlic, lemon and lime juice then I saute the shrimp in the sauce. Both meals are super light and delicious! Adding cilantro is great too! - 7/19/09

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  • Very Good
    27 of 27 people found this review helpful
    I added garlic, green onions, more chicken, and some artichokes to the recipe. It really filled me up and my boyfriend liked it too! - 8/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I, too, added onion and garlic. Taking heed from MUDDER91, I used 1 1/2 cups dry whole wheat penne and it was still a lot of pasta. Next time I'll use much less pasta (I honestly can't believe I actually said that and meant it!). I also like the sun dried tomato idea! I LOVED this one!!! - 5/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I added a cup of shrimp and a little zesty italian dressing and it was delicious. The next day I had the leftovers (cold) and it was the best cold pasta dish I've ever had! - 7/6/09

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  • Very Good
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I chilled this and took it to a party as a cold pasta salad (added a little bit of SASS garlic sesame dressing) and it was enjoyed by all! - 7/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Reading everyone's comments, I added onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, zuccini and yellow squash to up the veggie content and spike up the flavor. Yum! - 7/4/09

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  • O.K.
    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Very bland as is . so next time will add some extra things for flavor. Garlic, onion, maybe some sun dried tomatoes too. - 1/7/09

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  • Very Good
    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I've made this three times now. Each time I've added broccoli and red pepper instead of mushrooms. The other night I made it with tofu instead of chicken and it was still great! Love it :) - 5/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I made this last night and we both loved it! We added a little bit more chicken. Definitely something we'll make on a regular basis. - 4/9/09

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  • 15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    AMAZING! I added yellow squash and zuchinni slices...would make again without a doubt! - 5/22/08

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I used 1/2 chicken breast for each of us and non fat feta (accidently! but it was great). This was a light very summery dish that did not weight me down like many pasta dishes do. My daughter called it a primavera! You really taste the food not any salt or seasonings. - 7/31/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    My husband says it's a keeper! Asparagus wasn't in season, so I used broccoli. - 7/6/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    My husband & I liked this meal, but next time we will use a speghetti type of noodle; We believe that will just suit us better. And we added garlic and a few strips of red & green peppers, and it wasn't bland at all. - 8/2/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I used a low-fat cheddar cheese and black pepper.My mom won't eat feta and any kind of red pepper is too spicy for her.It still was very good. - 1/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Funny..I just bought some asparagus..took chicken out for supper and saw this recipe and tried it...I didn't have extra wide pasta, but had whole wheat spaghetti, and it worked out just fine! What great timing..thanks for the recipe..I'll make it again... - 7/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic! Any vegetable could be used. The feta cheese really gives it a kick. - 1/27/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    What an easy and tasty dish to make! The red pepper flakes give a nice kick. This is a great summer dish that can be easily changed out with different veggies. - 5/24/08

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