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Healthified Mediterranean-Style Chicken and Pasta

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Healthified Mediterranean-Style Chicken and Pasta
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 6
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Have a few minutes? Create a taste of the Mediterranean with deliciously easy ingredients. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2 cups (500 mL) uncooked whole wheat or multigrain penne pasta
2 tsp (10 mL) olive or canola oil
1 small onion, chopped (1/3 cup/75 mL)
2 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch (6 mm) pieces
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups (500 mL) 3/4-inch (2 cm) pieces cooked chicken breast
1 can (14 oz/398 mL) no salt added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce (1 cup/250 mL)
1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried oregano leaves
1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil leaves
1/4 cup (50 mL) pitted Kalamata olives, quartered lengthwise
3/4 cup (175 mL) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Return to Dutch oven; cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, 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.
  • 3
    Pour chicken mixture over pasta. Top with feta cheese; toss to coat.

Expert Tips

  • What is "Healthified"? We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.
  • Cost Saver: If you want to reduce the cost of this recipe, sliced black olives can be substituted for the Kalamata.
  • Do Ahead: Prepare the veggies and cook the chicken ahead of time; cover and refrigerate until you're ready to make the recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 6 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Calories
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7
Saturated Fat
2
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
45
Sodium
540
Dietary Fiber
4
Sugars
7
Protein
23
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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