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Recipe Of The Day **9-21-12**

Posted by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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Recipe: Chicken and asparagus tossed with penne

By Mayo Clinic staff

Original Article:  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/NU00480

Dietitian's tip:Goat cheese, such as Montrachet, has a soft, creamy texture and a slightly tangy flavor. If you prefer, you can use other cheeses in this recipe, such as feta or Romano.

By Mayo Clinic staff
Serves 2

Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
    1 cup chopped asparagus
    6 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with herbs, including juice
    1 ounce soft goat cheese, crumbled
    1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

Directions

Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (tender), 10 to 12 minutes, or according to the package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly. Set aside.

In a pot fitted with a steamer basket, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Add the asparagus. Cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Spray a large nonstick frying pan with cooking spray. Add the chicken and garlic and saute over medium-high heat. Cook until the chicken is golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the tomatoes, including their juice, and simmer 1 minute more.

In a large bowl, add the cooked pasta, steamed asparagus, chicken mixture and goat cheese. Toss gently to mix evenly.

To serve, divide the pasta mixture between 2 plates. Sprinkle each serving with 1/2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories455Sodium240 mg
Total fat8 gTotal carbohydrate55 g
Saturated fat3.5 gDietary fiber6.5 g
Monounsaturated fat2 gProtein41 g
Cholesterol81 mg  

by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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Bmat
by Bronze Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 8:57 AM

According to what I can find by googling, the total amount of protein in the dish would be close to 41g,  so per serving would be 21 g.  Unless the penne pasta has a lot of protein.

Bmat
by Bronze Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Regardless, this seems like a delicious dish that I'd like to try, Thank you.

4kidz916
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM

I don't really look at the protein in dishes so I hadn't noticed.  Perhaps it was a typo on their part.  Thanks for bringing it to our attention though. :)

Quoting Bmat:

According to what I can find by googling, the total amount of protein in the dish would be close to 41g,  so per serving would be 21 g.  Unless the penne pasta has a lot of protein.


andrea96
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Thanks!

jessicasmom1
by Platinum Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:25 AM

thanks

August07Mom
by Tiesha on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Thanks.

aenima49
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Love it!

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