I made the most delicious (and super healthy) dinner last night. I made a healthy version of Chicken Pasta Primavera. My husband and I loved the meal; it was scrumptious and so filling.
The Healthy Version of Chicken Pasta Primavera
- 12 ounces of chicken, cubed small or shredded in small pieces (I used leftover roasted chicken from the night before).
- 2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil
- 3/4 cup of chicken broth (I use Swansons 33% less sodium).
- 2 tsp of cornstarch or flour
- 6 ounces of pasta (I use Ronzoni Smart Taste Spaghetti; this pasta is fiber and protein enriched).
- 3 cups of vegetables (I used Archer Farms Mediterranean-Style Blend Steamers; it has zucchini, whole green beans, yellow carrots, and red peppers).
- 1 T of basil
- 2 tsp of red pepper flakes (or more or less depending on your preference)
- 2 tsp of coriander
- 1/4 tsp of lemon juice
- 2 tsp of cracked pepper
- A few sprinkles of parsley
What To Do:
- Boil pasta based on the box instructions. Drain and set aside once cooked.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the: chicken broth, basil, red pepper flakes, coriander, lemon juice, parsley, and pepper.
- Heat the oil in the pan over med-high heat. Once heated, add the chicken and cook thoroughly (or in my case, I just reheated).
- Heat/steam the veggies based on the bag instructions (if you use fresh veggies, add the veggies after the chicken is cooked or cook separately the way you like them cooked).
- Now that your chicken is cooked and your veggies are cooked, mix them together in the same pan on low heat.
- Add the cornstarch or flour to the seasoning broth mixture. Mix well.
- Add the seasoning broth mixture to your chicken and veggies pan. Let simmer until seasoning broth starts to thicken.
- After the broth begins to thicken, add your pasta. Mix well.
Nutrition Facts: Serves 2 people.
404 Calories, 4.2 grams of Fat, 89 mg of Cholesterol, 270 mg of Sodium, 268 mg of Potassium, 52 Carbs, 7 grams of Fiber, 5 grams of sugar, 41 grams of Protein.
I wish I would have remembered to take a picture. Sorry. The next time I make this dish I will be sure to add a picture to this post.