I must confess… I totally heart pasta… macaroni, spaghetti, penne, angel hair, fettuccine… you name it, I love it.
That is why I adore Smart Taste pasta that takes my typical carb splurge and gives me the fiber of whole wheat pasta with the taste of white pasta.
So, when I saw this recipe for Chicken and Bowties in the Oodles of Noodles section of Gooseberry Patch’s Meals in Minutes, I knew I had to give it a try.
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I tweaked the steps in this recipe… to make it even more time-saving.
I popped a couple of the steamable bags of Asparagus spears from Birds Eye’s Steamfresh line in the microwave. (LOVE Steamfresh BTW…)
Meanwhile, I boiled up a box (12 oz) of Smart Taste Penne (Smart Taste doesn’t come in Bowties at my store).
I also got to cookin’ up 1lb of chicken breast in a non-stick skillet seasoned with a little Lawry’s.
Take the asparagus and place in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.
You might want to chop up the spears, I left mine whole… which lead to interesting references to Junior’s family and what order we should eat them in with my Veggie Tales fan…
Add your pasta
Drizzle with 1/4 cup of olive oil
Add chicken and stir it up a bit to coat everything.
Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan and pop under your broiler for 5 minutes to get it nice and crunchy.
Another keeper! And, I bet it would freeze well…
Next time I whip it up, I am making a double batch and throwing one in the freezer.
Linked to: Hunk of Meat Mondays
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