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Healthified Mediterranean-Style Chicken and Pasta

Posted by on May. 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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Healthified Mediterranean-Style Chicken and Pasta from the Betty Crocker site has 44% fewer calories • 76% less fat • 83% less sat fat than the original recipe!

Healthified Mediterranean-Style Chicken and Pasta

You Need:


2
cups uncooked multigrain penne pasta (6 oz)
2
teaspoons olive or canola oil
1
small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
2
medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cups 3/4-inch pieces cooked chicken breast
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic no salt added diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (8 oz) Muir Glen® organic tomato sauce
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
cup pitted Kalamata olives, quartered lengthwise
3/4
cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese (3 oz)

To Make:

  • 1In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Return to Dutch oven; cover to keep warm.
  • 2Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Add zucchini and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in chicken, tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano and basil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is tender and mixture is hot. Stir in olives.
  • 3Pour chicken mixture over pasta. Top with feta cheese; toss to coat.

Tips:

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

If you want to reduce the cost of this recipe, sliced black olives can be substituted for the Kalamata.

Prepare the veggies and cook the chicken ahead of time; cover and refrigerate until you're ready to make the recipe.

Serves: 6

by on May. 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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imadekyle
by Gold Member on May. 6, 2012 at 10:47 AM

oh saving this one!! thanks for the share Mandee!!

MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM

You are welcome! 

Quoting imadekyle:

oh saving this one!! thanks for the share Mandee!!


supergirl_mommy
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2012 at 8:33 AM
Very interesting and worth trying.
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