Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - Italian Chicken & Veggies Pasta

Sometimes the best recipes come together simply out of hunger - and whatever's in the pantry & fridge, LOL! That's how this one came about, and let me tell ya, it's tasty! It's a 4 serving meal, but it didn't go that far in my house - the resident teen wolfed it down! Glad I took pics before serving!

Italian Chicken & Vegetables with Quinoa Pasta
by Chelle Stafford
serves 4

1.25 lb ground chicken breast
1 can (14.5 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 medium zucchini, diced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced or diced
1 Tbsp Mrs Dash Tomato & Basil
1 Tbsp minced dried onion (or 1/4 cup fresh, diced onion)
2 cups low sodium tomato soup (I used Imagine brand)
* 1 Pkg (8oz) Quinoa Pasta Spirals (optional)

In a large skillet, brown chicken with zucchini, mushroom, Mrs Dash and minced (or fresh) onion.
As meat and vegetables cook, boil water for pasta and cook according to directions.
Drain pasta.
In a large bowl, mix together the pasta, meat/vegetables, and tomato soup.

TIP: if you've got room in your diet, sprinkle on some fresh Parmesan cheese.

WITH Quinoa Pasta: 453 calories, 39 g protein, 65 g carbs, 2 g fat, 7 g fiber. 58 g net carbs.
WITHOUT pasta:  248 calories, 35 g protein, 19 g carb, 1 g fat, 3 g fiber. 16 g net carbs.

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