Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Delish' Dinners #1

Delish' Dinners #1
Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes

I found this recipe on Pinterest and added it to my Recipes to Try board, and am I ever glad I did!. This was fairly simple to make and didn't take too much time, though you will end up using a large pot and two frying pans so this could add to your dish washing load. I loved the blend of oregano and basil on the chicken and the mixed flavors of the garlic, tomato, and mushroom. This recipe does not call for mushroom, however I love them so I added a few to the garlic/tomato saute at the end.

Please note that this is not my recipe and I am only re-posting the original from with the modifications I made during my preparation.

Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes

Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups • Old Points: 5.5 pts • Points+: 9 pts
Calories: 329.7 • Fat: 6.8 g Carb: 48.3 g Fiber: 7.2 g Protein: 25.0 g

  • 2 skinless chicken breast halves, diced in 1 inch cubes
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 tsp each of dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Gourmet Garden Basil Herb Blend
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • 8 oz spaghetti (high fiber or low carb) I used Ronzoni Smart Taste
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms of your choice
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed and coarsely chopped
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.

Season chicken generously with salt, pepper, oregano and basil. Heat a large skillet on high heat. When hot, spray with oil and add chicken. Cook about 3-4 minutes, until no longer pink. Remove chicken and set aside.

Add pasta to large pot and cook according to package directions. Reserve about 1/2 cup pasta water before draining.

While pasta cooks, add olive oil to skillet on high heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown (do not burn). Add tomatoes, mushrooms, salt and pepper and reduce heat to medium-low. Sauté about 4-5 minutes. When pasta is drained, add pasta to tomatoes and toss well. If pasta seems too dry, add some of the reserved pasta water. Add chicken and toss well. Serve and enjoy!

I personally didn't end up needing to use the reserved pasta water as I sauteed my tomato mixture and pasta for a couple minutes before adding the chicken on top.

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did! Please feel free to leave comments on how your version turns out! Do you suggest adding anything?

Happy Healthy Eating!

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