Photographer: Burris, Ken
Publish Date: 2008-10-01
Yield: 2 servings, 2 cups each
Total Time: 40 minutes
Prep Time: 35 minutes
To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.
Classic comfort food is yours, in just slightly more than half an hour. Serve with some crusty whole-grain bread and top with grated Romano or Parmesan cheese.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 8 ounces chicken tenders, cut into bite-size chunks
- 1 small zucchini, finely diced
- 1 large shallot, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons orzo, or other tiny pasta, such as farfelline
- 1 1/2 cups packed baby spinach
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
- Add zucchini, shallot, Italian seasoning and salt and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth, wine and orzo (or other tiny pasta); increase heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the pasta is tender, about 8 minutes, or according to package directions. Stir in spinach, the cooked chicken and any accumulated juices from the chicken; cook, stirring, until the chicken is heated through, about 2 minutes.
Per serving: 261 calories; 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 5g mono unsaturated fat); 72 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 2 g fiber; 335 mg sodium; 483 mg potassium
Nutrtion Bonus: Vitamin A (70% daily value), Vitamin C (45% dv), Folate (22% dv).
Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3 1/2 very lean meat, 1/2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
- Degree of Difficulty
- Special Health Consideration(s)
- Diabetes Appropriate
- Heart Healthy
- Low Sat Fat
- Low Sodium
- Low Carb
- Low Calorie
- Healthy Weight
- Seasons & Occassions
- Main Ingredient(s)
- Dish Type(s)
- Main Dish
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