We support you, just not your browser.
Your browser hasn't been updated in a while. For a better experience, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of IE, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
Save and Share
Sorry, something went wrong. Please save again. Error occurred while removing from favorites X

Mediterranean Chicken and Bow Ties

(0)
  0 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 14 ingredients
  • 4 servings
Sorry, something went wrong. Please save again. Error occurred while removing from favorites X

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

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

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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
34g
34%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Comments + Recipe Twists

© 2015 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved