Sunday, February 26, 2017

Chicken Mozzarella Pasta



Happy Sunday! My weekend went by extra fast for some reason and I can't believe it's Sunday night already. Last week I saw a recipe online for Chicken Mozzarella Pasta from the Pioneer Woman. It looked so incredibly good that I knew I had to make it. I did tweak a few things to make it lower calorie and more diet friendly but you would never know it by the taste. It was a hit!



Chicken Mozzarella Pasta
Adapted from the Pioneer Woman
Makes Aprox 8 Cups
WW PP=7 per cup
Cal 265.3, Carbs 38, Fat 5.6, Fiber 3, Protein 17.7


Ingredients
12 oz. penne pasta (I used Ronzoni)
2 (5oz.) boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into chunks
2.5 cups spicy marinara sauce (I used Barilla)
5 oz. fresh mozzarella
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup water
1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese
12 basil leaves, sliced

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Spray a large pan with non stick cooking spray and brown chicken on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside. Add in the garlic and onion and saute until lightly brown. Add in the marinara sauce and water and return chicken to pan. Simmer 7-8 minutes.

Add in the mozzarella and continue to cook another 2-3 minutes or until mozzarella is soft.

Toss in the penne. Stirring well. Once combined top with grated Parmesan and basil. Enjoy!

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