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Taos Chicken Pasta

Taos Chicken Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, light
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves (or 2 tablespoons fresh)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound thinly sliced uncooked chicken breasts
  • 1 large red or yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup cashews or peanuts (optional)
  • 1 pound bow tie pasta or other medium shape

Instructions

  1. Combine soy sauce, oil, wine, basil, red pepper flakes, ginger and garlic powder and marinate with chicken for 2 to 3 hours, refrigerated. Stir occasionally.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Pour off marinade and save.
  4. In a large skillet coated with non-stick spray, cook chicken until lightly browned and no longer pink in center.
  5. Add red pepper and sauté for 5 minutes; remove from skillet and add marinade to skillet.
  6. Stir in cornstarch and cook until thickened.
  7. Add cooked chicken, peppers and cashews.
  8. Serve chicken mixture over cooked pasta.

Yield: 8 servings

Calories/Serving: 445

Nutrition: One serving (with the cashews) provides approximately: 445 calories, 24 g protein, 48 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 18 g fat (4 g saturated), 34 mg cholesterol, 120 mcg folate, 3 mg iron, 648 mg sodium

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Wheat Foods Council

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