September 28, 2013

Capellini with Pine Nuts, Sundried Tomatoes, and Chicken

There is no need for a high fat cream or butter sauce with this pasta because it is packed full of flavor from sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, and basil. Your waistline will thank you.

(Photo from Prevention)

Makes 4 Servings

Stars of the Show:
  • 4 oz whole wheat capellini or angel hair pasta
  • 3 oz sundried tomatoes in olive oil, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz chicken breast tenderloins, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
And Action:

Prepare pasta per package directions without adding salt. 
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat while pasta cooks. Season chicken with salt. Add chicken, garlic, and red-pepper flakes to skillet. Cook, stirring, until garlic turns golden, 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook 2 to 3 minutes until chicken is completely cooked.
Drain pasta, add to skillet, and toss. Add basil and toss. Divide pasta equally among 4 bowls and sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of pine nuts. Top with more basil, if desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 387
Protein: 22g
Carbohydrates: 36g
Fiber: 6g
Fat: 19g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 33mg
Sodium: 562mg


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