Friday recipe: Chicken and Broccoli Parmesan Pasta

January 15, 2010 —

GetImageI discovered a new website for healthy recipes: Eat Better America. The site takes classic dishes and makes them healthier. It’s full of tempting recipes like oatmeal peanut butter breakfast cookies, three-cheese manicotti and spinach artichoke dip and health tips.

The best part is all of the recipes include nutrition information and a comparison to the original recipes, so you feel even better about what you’re cooking!

Healthy Chicken & Broccoli-Parmesan Pasta

Ingredients:
8 ounces dried whole wheat or multigrain penne pasta (about 2 1/2 cups)
3 cups broccoli, cut into florets
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
1 teaspoon adobo seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese

Directions:
1. In a Dutch oven cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain well. Return to hot Dutch oven.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine chicken pieces and adobo seasoning; toss to coat. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add chicken; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
3. Add chicken to drained pasta and broccoli in Dutch oven. Stir in mayonnaise and pepper. Cook over low heat until heated through, stirring occasionally.
4. To serve, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 320 (Calories from Fat 90); Total Fat 10g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 50mg; Sodium 380mg; Total Carbohydrate 33g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g); Protein 24g


  • http://pizzasaucerecipe.org Brian

    Looks decent. Any particular reason you recommend a dutch oven? I don’t have one, and they are somewhat expensive. Would any large, covered pot work?

  • http://www.naturaldetoxmethods.com Randy

    This looks absolutely amazing! I love the fact that you guys convert dishes into a healthier dishes. I recently did a blog post on what a 7 day detox diet would look like. I do detox recipes and other detoxification on my website as well. Wouldn’t mind using this recipe on my blogpost.

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    Thanks for sharing the news on healthy recipes.I am really looking to try out more healthy recipes this year.This is certainly a site worth checking out and trying the recipes out.What’s more interesting is the fact that they’ll be giving nutrition information and a comparison to the original recipes…thanks a lot for the information and the recipe.

  • Tea

    is adobo seasoning available at Hy-Vee?

  • http://www.eatsmartagesmart.com Eat Smart Age Smart

    I’m 100% positive that I’ve prepared chicken 1,000 different ways.
    The truth is that I LOVE chicken and I love to experiment with the many ways I can prepare chicken. I rarely skip a chicken recipe … I’m always collecting them. Thanks for the recipe