April 26, 2014

Spicy Chicken and Pasta

Every Sunday is my weigh in day. Depending on the number returned on the scale determines if I need to step up my diet and exercise or ride out the current plan another week. This past Sunday's weigh in reflected a gain so I spent some time browsing Pinterest for some thinspiration.

Women's Health Magazine published a, 30-Day Bikini Body Meal Plan, and given that Summer is right around the corner and Texas has hit temps close to the 90s I figured this would provide some good direction. I started Day 1 of 30 today... after four failed attempts. Day 1 was a success... 29 left to go.

(Photo from Women's Health Magazine... WTF?! The recipe doesn't mention cheese.)

Tonight's dinner was the Spicy Chicken and Pasta. Very easy to make, super tasty, and filling which is perfect for a weeknight. The name is somewhat deceptive as this is not spicy but has a subtle hint of heat.

Adapted from: Women's Health Magazine
Makes 2 Servings

Stars of the Show:
  • 4 1/2 oz angel hair pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 lb ground chicken - Made my own in the food processor.
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
And Action:

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground chicken and season with onion powder and chili powder. Saute until cooked through. While browning the chicken cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain. Add the spaghetti sauce to the chicken until heated through and then toss with the pasta. 

Nutritional Facts per serving

CALORIES464.3 CAL

FAT10.3 G

SATURATED FAT1.3 G

CHOLESTEROL66.7 MG

SODIUM375.7 MG

CARBOHYDRATES56.7 G

TOTAL SUGARS8.8 G

DIETARY FIBER2.6 G

PROTEIN35.4 G



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