Louisiana Chicken and Pasta

This skillet dinner has it all- pasta, chicken, bacon and beans blended in a quick meal that’s ready in 35 minutes.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 5

Ingredients

8
oz. (2 cups) uncooked gemelli (pasta twists)
4
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2
boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
cup diced green bell pepper
1
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
(15-oz.) can black-eyed peas or garbanzo beans, drained
1/2
cup chicken broth
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2
teaspoon garlic-pepper blend
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, if desired
  • 1 Cook gemelli to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Add chicken, bell pepper and onion; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is browned, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Add all remaining ingredients except parsley; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until chicken is no longer pink in center, stirring occasionally. Stir in gemelli; cook and stir until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    360
    (
    Calories from Fat
    55),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    620mg
    620%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    58g
    58%
    (Dietary Fiber
    8g
    8%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    26g
    26%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    26%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    28%;
    Exchanges:
    4 Starch; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
    © 2013 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved