Monday, May 9, 2011

Chicken Artichoke Pasta

2-1/4 cups uncooked ziti
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and halved
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup white wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese

1.Cook ziti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken in 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.

2.In the same skillet, cook and stir broccoli in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms, tomatoes and garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Add the artichokes, salt and oregano; heat through.

3.Combine the flour with broth and wine or additional broth until smooth; stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add parsley and reserved chicken.

4.Drain ziti; add to chicken mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.

  •  Yield: 4 servings.
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