Chicken-Pasta Primavera

Chicken-Pasta Primavera is an easy and delicious Italian casserole recipe for an any day of the week meal. Features include: Chicken, penne pasta, zucchini, bell peppers, spinach and Parmesan cheese. It is also a healthy, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic and Weight Watchers (8) PointsPlus recipe. Makes 6 servings. Chicken-Pasta Primavera will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.chicken-pasta-primavera

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: About 25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2-2/3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups tightly packed baby spinach leaves
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup thin zucchini slices
Italian Seasoning, to taste
1/3 cup grated rosemary & garlic Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.

2. Meanwhile heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink. Add in next 4 ingredients; cook and stir 4 minutes or until chicken is done.

3. Drain pasta and add to chicken mixture in skillet along with the Parmesan cheese; mix lightly.

YIELD: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: 1 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 8
Carb Choices: 2-1/2

Diet Exchange:
2-1/2 Starch + 3 Meat (L)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 330, Total Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 160mg, Sugars: 2g, Carbohydrates: 36g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 25g, Vitamin A: 40 %DV, Vitamin C: 25 %DV, Calcium: 10 %DV, Iron: 15 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/rosemary-garlic-pasta-primavera-126736.aspx

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