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Healthy Greens and Pasta with Chicken

Healthy Greens and Pasta with Chicken

Boost your antioxidants and minerals by topping pasta with these healthy greens and lean chicken.

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Serves 4

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6 ounces onion
1 tablespoon & 1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic
8 almonds
12 ounces canned chicken (reserve broth)
1/4 cup chicken broth (reserved from chicken)
6 ounces pasta
16 leaves baby spinach
16 leaves watercress
12 sprigs fresh cilantro
1/4 cup milk

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Directions
  1. Dice onion and place in skillet along with olive oil. Brown over medium heat.
  2. As onion cooks, mince garlic and add to skillet. Stir and continue cooking over medium heat.
  3. Crush almonds and add to skillet.
  4. Drain chicken and reserve the broth. Add chicken to skillet. Measure broth and stir in with chicken.  Continue cooking over medium heat, stir often.
  5. Fill a large saucepan with water for pasta and heat on high until boiling.
  6. Finely chop spinach, watercress and cilantro and set aside.
  7. Add pasta to boiling water in saucepan and cook for 8 minutes allowing water to remain at a boil. (If the pan begins to boil over, turn heat down slightly.)
  8. After pasta has returned to boiling, stir greens into skillet. Add milk, stir and reduce heat to low.
  9. When pasta is tender, drain and rinse. Pour topping over pasta and serve.
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Nutritional information for Healthy Greens and Pasta with Chicken

Calories: 394
Calories from Fat: 128

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 201.5mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 38.5g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g ~
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 88% Iron 24%
Vitamin C 31% Calcium 11%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

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