Sometimes in the midst of a busy week we all wish for a real meal that is tangy, light and filling at the same time. You look in the fridge and pantry and realize you have only sun-dried tomatoes, no fresh or canned, and a piece or two of chicken breasts in the freezer. Well, here’s a warm salad style dish that is great for dinner and even better cold the next day. You can modify this dish by serving the pasta on greens or adding some artichokes to the pasta. Add a light dessert of fresh strawberries and light sour cream and you’re set.
4 4-ounce (120 g skinless, boneless chicken breasts
8 ounces (240 g) linguine
Rehydrate the tomatoes according to package directions. This is usually 20 minutes in hot water. Drain well.
In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, add the tomatoes and the remaining ingredients except for the chicken and pasta. Process until the mixture is chunky, not smooth. Place in a pot and bring to a simmer for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and taste for seasoning.
Pound the chicken breasts with a flat side of a mallet and grill until done. Remove to cutting board. Meanwhile cook the pasta until al dente. Drain well. Add 1/4 cup pasta water to tomato sauce; bring to a boil, pour over the pasta and toss. Divide between plates. Slice the chicken breasts diagonally and fan out on the pasta. Garnish with fresh basil.
Per serving: 425 calories (13% calories from fat), 35 mg protein, 6 g total fat (1.0 g saturated fat), 51 g carbohydrates, 3 g dietary fiber, 66 mg cholesterol, 327 mg sodium, 464 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 4 lean protein, 3 1/2 carbohydrate (3 bread/starch, 1 vegetable)
Pasta with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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