Chicken and Pasta Fresca

Enjoy your dinner with this delicious pasta and chicken that is ready in 20 minutes - perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked gemelli or rotini pasta (8 oz)
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
2
large tomatoes, chopped (2 cups)
2
cups chopped deli rotisserie chicken (from 2 lb-chicken)
1
bag (6 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves
1/2
cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)

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Steps

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion in oil about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add dressing, tomatoes and chicken. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Stir in spinach; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until spinach starts to wilt.
  • 3 In large serving bowl, toss pasta with chicken mixture. Top with cheese.
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion in oil about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add dressing, tomatoes and chicken. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Stir in spinach; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until spinach starts to wilt.
  • 3 In large serving bowl, toss pasta with chicken mixture. Top with cheese.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For Mediterranean flair, stir some halved kalamata olives into this pasta dish.

You will get about 3 cups of chicken from a 2-lb rotisserie chicken, so use the leftovers in another recipe.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
760mg
760%;
Total Carbohydrate
56g
56%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.