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Tomato-Basil Chicken

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Tomato-Basil Chicken
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Full of fresh pesto flavors, this saucy chicken dish rests on a bed of hot fettuccine.

Ingredients

8
oz uncooked whole wheat fettuccine
2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
3
medium tomatoes, chopped (2 1/2 cups)
2
cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey breast
3
tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon red pepper sauce

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil, stirring occasionally, until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except fettuccine; reduce heat to medium.
  • 3 Cover; cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is hot and tomatoes are soft. Serve over fettuccine.
Tips  

Whole wheat flour is a great way to help fill your day with fiber. Fiber works to maintain your digestive system by keeping things moving.

No fresh tomatoes? Two cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen® diced tomatoes, drained, make a great substitute. Keep a stash of canned tomatoes so you can make this quick dinner anytime!

Many different olive oils are available. Extra-virgin, from the first pressing of the olives, has a fruity flavor that doesn't take well to heat. Go ahead and use the less-expensive pure olive oil when heating the oil.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
(
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
55mg
19%
Sodium
540mg
23%
Potassium
550mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
(
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
,
Sugars
5g
)
Protein
30g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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