Quick Chicken and Penne Cacciatore

Author: Canadian Living

Skinless chicken has 8 g less fat per serving than chicken with the skin. Serve this pasta dish with whole grain bread.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2003

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thigh
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cups (about 6 oz/175 g) sliced mushrooms
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 sweet green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 700 mL roasted garlic-flavoured pasta sauce
  • 5 cups penne pasta (about 1 lb/500 g)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Method

Cut chicken into 3/4-inch (2 cm) chunks. In large shallow Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, in 2 batches. Transfer to plate. Drain off fat in pan.

Add mushrooms, onion, garlic, green pepper, Italian herb seasoning, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce to pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until no liquid remains, about 5 minutes.

Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan. Add pasta sauce and bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and add to chicken mixture, stirring to coat. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 6 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 1011 mg
  • Protein 38 g
  • Calories 519.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 66 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 71 g

%RDI

  • Iron 26.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 58.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 48.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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