Lemony Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta

We describe this pasta shape as bow ties, while Italians give it the more fanciful name of farfalle, or butterflies. It is available in two sizes. Use the larger size for this springtime entree of chicken and asparagus.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

4
oz. (2 cups) uncooked bow tie pasta (farfalle)
3/4
lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
1
cup chicken broth
4
teaspoons cornstarch
2
teaspoons sugar
4
boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thin bite-sized strips
1
medium yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4
cup sliced green onions
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package, adding asparagus during last 2 to 4 minutes of cooking time; cook until asparagus is crisp-tender. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine broth, cornstarch and sugar; blend well. Set aside.
  • 3 Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and bell pepper; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned and no longer pink, stirring frequently.
  • 4 Add cornstarch mixture to skillet; cook and stir just until mixture begins to thicken. Add cooked pasta and asparagus, onions and lemon peel; cook and stir until thoroughly heated. If desired, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    260mg
    260%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    33g
    33%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    50%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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