Red Chicken Veggie Pasta
5 minutes prep time, 20-25 minutes cook time
The Red Chicken Veggie Pasta meal is super low in fat, high in protein, and jam packed with flavor. The tomatoes deliver the taste without sacrificing nutrition. This meal will win you over with how fast and simple it is to make, and the nutritional aspects are what makes it a meal you will want to make over and over.
Step 1: cook pasta in pot of boiling water until soft
Step 2: pour can of tomatoes and chicken strips in a pot and cook on medium heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally
Step 3: halfway through cooking the chicken and tomatoes, pour in the vegetables and mix thoroughly
Step 4: when food is finished cooking, layer the chicken/tomato/veggie mix over the pasta and enjoy. Top with parmesan cheese if desired.
How to make
There are a variety of ways to customize this easy meal.
Chicken: I like to use pre-cooked chicken breast strips like those from Tyson because it speeds up the preparation and cook time. But raw chicken breast, thigh, or wing meat could certainly be used. Just make sure to cook it fully before adding it to the tomatoes sauce.
Vegetables: Feel free to substitute the veggie mix for a different type of vegetable mix or use raw vegetables. The veggie mix I use has carrots, corn, peas and green beans.
Pasta: Substitute any type pasta, and choose whole wheat or whole grain pasta for a healthier option.
Sauce: The tomatoes with diced sweet onions and roasted garlic provide the flavor, and can be substituted for any type of tomato sauce or topping. But read the label before choosing your topping. Many sauces can be high in sodium and sugar, and cheese sauces are high in fat, so look for sauces that have less than 10% the daily recommended value of fat and sugar per serving.
- calories: 510
- fat: 4 g
- saturated fat: 1 g
- carbohydrates: 85 g
- fiber: 7 g
- sugar: 15 g
- added sugar: 4 g
- protein: 34 g
(1) 12 oz box Tri-color Rotini
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