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Chicken and Pasta With Creamy Walnut Sauce

 
Chicken and Pasta With Creamy Walnut Sauce
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An easy, tasty and hearty dish is an ideal dinner for busy weekdays. Creamy but without any dairy product, it's from the roasted walnuts that also add yummy nuttiness.

Yield

2

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

25

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

cup walnuts
1 small garlic cloves
peeled
*
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
*
1 pinch cayenne pepper
*
¼ cup chicken broth, low salt
2 tablespoons parsley leaves
finely chopped fresh
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon walnut oil
or extra-virgin olive oil
8 ounces chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless
trimmed of fat, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 ounces pasta
whole-wheat farfalle, or any pasta
1 cup broccoli florets
smal
½ sweet red bell peppers
seeded and cut into thin strips

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Combine walnuts, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne in a food processor, pulse until finely chopped and well mixed.

Blend in broth, parsley and lemon juice until smooth and creamy.

Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add chicken and cook, stirring often, until it is no longer pink in the middle, 3 to 5 minutes.

Cook pasta for 5 minutes.

Add broccoli and bell pepper, cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta and vegetables are just tender, about 4 minutes more.

Drain pasta, and return to pot.

Add walnut sauce and chicken as well, toss until well coated.

Serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

about 5 years

An easy, tasty and hearty dish is an ideal dinner for busy weekdays. Creamy but without any dairy product, it's from the roasted walnuts that also added yummy nuttiness. Used rotini that was what I had on hand.

Instead of boiling the veggies with pasta, I cooked the broccoli and red bell peppers in the pan after the chicken was cooked, which I think allow the veggies to maintain a better texture and only took a few minutes.

Definitely a fuss-free and delicious meal.

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Comments


Indianapolis, United States
 about 5 years ago

What a beautiful, healthy pasta dish! Delicious, too!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 248g (8.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 49133% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 370mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars g
Protein 71g
Vitamin A 45% Vitamin C 127%
Calcium 6% Iron 22%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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