Monday, January 30, 2012

HEALTHY Chicken Spaghetti!

Another recipe that was delicious and healthy! And, I sure will give myself a little credit; this one took more effort than just tossing the ingredients in the crock pot! Don't get discouraged, it is still very easy to make, trust me, if I can make it, anybody can make it! 

Sauteed Chicken Spaghetti with Tomatoes

  • ~2 skinless chicken breast halves, diced in 1 inch cubes
  • ~cooking spray
  • ~1/2 tsp each of dried oregano and dries basil
  • ~salt and pepper
  • ~8 oz spaghetti 
  • ~2 cups grape tomatoes; cut into halves
  • ~6 cloves garlic, smashed and coarsely chopped (I cheated and used the already minced garlic, less work)
  • ~4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ~4 tbsp chopped fresh basil

Boil a large pot of salted water to cook your spaghetti in.  (Once boiling, add your noodles and cook other ingredients, some nice multitasking!)

Generously season your diced chicken with salt, pepper, oregano and basil.

Heat your large skillet on high heat, and when hot, spray with cooking oil and add chicken.
Cook until no longer pink. It took about 5 minutes or so for me. Once cooked, set chicken aside.
While your noodles are cooking away, add your olive oil to the skillet on high heat and then add your garlic. Saute until golden brown making sure not to burn. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper and reduce heat to medium-low. Saute about 5 minutes, and then add drained pasta to the tomatoes and toss well. Toss in fresh basil and chicken and top with yummy grated cheese and there you have it! 
 (sauteing the garlic and tomatoes)

The finished product! How delicious does this look!?

The best part is that it is only 329 calories, 6 grams of fat, 25 grams of protein! My kinda meal! 

Okay, i'm off to bed now, leaving you with some pictures from this weekend!

PS. The blog is getting a new look and name, be on the lookout, I am SO stinking excited!

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