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Mediterranean Chicken and Bow Ties

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Mediterranean Chicken and Bow Ties
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Dinner ready in 25 minutes! Enjoy the Mediterranean flavors of this chicken dish served over bow tie pasta.

Ingredients

PASTA

4
quarts water
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
teaspoon chicken-flavor instant bouillon
8
oz. (3 1/2 cups) uncooked bow tie pasta (farfalle)

CHICKEN

2
tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
4
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1
garlic clove, minced
1/2
cup water
1
teaspoon cornstarch
1/2
cup diagonally cut green onions (1/2-inch pieces)
1
(2 1/4-oz.) can sliced pitted ripe olives, drained
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon chicken-flavor instant bouillon
1
cup cherry tomato halves

Directions

  • 1 Bring water, 1 tablespoon basil and 1 teaspoon bouillon to a boil. Add pasta; cook to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir 6 to 9 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink. In small bowl, combine 1/2 cup water and cornstarch; blend well. Stir into chicken.
  • 3 Add onions, olives, 1/4 cup basil and 1/2 teaspoon bouillon; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened and glazed. Pour over pasta; add tomatoes and toss to coat. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired.
Tips  

Fresh basil, and annual herb, is the characteristic flavor in pesto and a natural partner for pasta as well as tomatoes and corn. Sweet basil is the type most often found in U.S. markets, though there are a number of different varieties-opal basil, lemon basil and Thai basil, to name a few-each with its own special flavor.

For a simple focaccia-style accompaniment to the chicken, roll out purchased pizza dough and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle on a little salt, pepper and dried herbs (or minced fresh herbs) and bake at 450°F. until browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Accompany with a green salad and tiramisù or a fruit tart for dessert.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
120
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
)
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
,
Sugars
3g
)
Protein
34g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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