Tri Color Penne Pasta with Chicken

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Preparation time: 10
Cooking time: 15

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4

Dietary guidance: n 

Tags: main · chicken · pasta · penne · with · color · tri ·


3/4 box (12 ounces) whole-wheat penne
1/4 cup olive oil
4 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, (not oil-packed), sliced into strips
1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, thinly sliced
2 cups roughly chopped arugula leaves
1 medium head radicchio, thinly sliced
1 large head endive, bottom 1/2-inch removed, then sliced into thin strips
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan


Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil over a medium heat in a large, heavy skillet. Add the garlic and tomatoes and cook until the garlic is soft but not browned, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken and cook, stirring a few times, until just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the arugula, radicchio, endive, broth, salt, and pepper, and cook until the greens are wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Add pasta water, as necessary, for a wetter sauce.
Combine the pasta and vegetable mixture in the pasta pot and toss to combine. Add the basil just before serving. Garnish with shaved Parmesan and a sprinkling of basil.

Per Serving: Calories 580; Total Fat 20g (Sat Fat 3.5g, Mono Fat 11g, Poly Fat 3g); Protein 28g; Carb 75g; Fiber 13g; Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 600mg


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