Mediterranean Chicken and Bow Ties

Dinner ready in 25 minutes! Enjoy the Mediterranean flavors of this chicken dish served over bow tie pasta.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 4
 

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

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert 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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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