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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Chicken Pasta

I wanted to eat pasta and not feel so bad about it.  I decided to make my pasta sauce and chicken as my protein.  I used a healthier carbohydrates pasta and by making my own sauce I was able to control the ingredients I was adding.

The final result, a delicious and somewhat healthy dish. 

I cut the chicken in strips, making it easier and faster to cook.  I used a healthier pasta made by Dreamsfields.   Check your supermarket for this pasta, if you can't find it just get any low carb pasta available. 

I had the sauce simmering for about 20 minutes or so.  The chicken is tender and the sauce is delicious.


3 chicken breasts sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
4 garlic cloves minced
1-28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
3 ounces of tomato paste
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1 tbsp of sugar
salt and pepper
low fat mozzarella cheese
1 pound pasta-Dreamfields Rotini cooked al-dente

In a skillet on medium heat add the olive oil, chopped onions, and garlic, cook for a couple of minutes then add the chicken.  Cook the chicken for about 2 minutes on each side.  Then add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, bay leaves, oregano, parsley, sugar and salt and pepper.  Cook for about 20 minutes on simmer.  

To serve, use an oven safe baking dish, add pasta and top with chicken and sauce, then add some mozzarella and place under a broiler for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.  Enjoy!!

1 comment:

  1. I love to try different dishes with chicken, this is going on my list. Thank you