Ziti with Chicken, Spinach and Walnuts

Author: Canadian Living

Ziti is a short tubular pasta, but you can also use penne or any other short pasta.

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped walnut
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 fresh spinach trimmed
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 5 cups ziti (about 1 lb/500 g)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Method

In large nonstick skillet, toast walnuts over medium heat, shaking pan occasionally, until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

Slice chicken thinly across the grain; sprinkle with half each of the salt and pepper. In same skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saut?hicken, in 2 batches, until golden and no longer pink inside, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer chicken to bowl.

Add garlic, spinach and remaining salt and pepper to pan; cover and cook over medium heat just until spinach begins to wilt, about 1 minute. Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan. Stir in chicken stock and vinegar; bring to simmer.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and return to pot. Add chicken mixture and walnuts; toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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

  • Sodium 682 mg
  • Protein 35 g
  • Calories 596.0
  • Total fat 23 g
  • Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 62 g

%RDI

  • Iron 31.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 86.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 20.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 36.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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