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Chicken with Creamy Bruschetta Pasta and Classic Spinach Salad

Chicken with Creamy Bruschetta Pasta and Classic Spinach Salad
Servings:
4
Total Time:
30 minutes

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare chicken recipe through step 2 (20 minutes)
  • Prepare salad and complete chicken recipe; serve (10 minutes)

Chicken with Creamy Bruschetta Pasta

Ingredients

2–3 sprigs fresh basil (rinsed)
2 plum tomatoes (rinsed)
1 (8-oz) package garlic/herb flavored spreadable cheese
1/2 cup reduced-fat milk
8 oz tomato trinity mix (fresh diced tomatoes, onions, bell peppers)
3 chicken fillets (about 1 1/2 lb)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon canola oil
8 oz dry linguini pasta

Steps

  1. Fill large saucepan half full of water; cover and bring to a boil on high for pasta. Chop basil leaves coarsely; cut tomatoes in small pieces. Place cheese in medium bowl; whisk in milk until smooth. Stir in tomatoes, basil, and tomato trinity mix, then set aside.
  2. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Season both sides of chicken with salt (wash hands). Place oil in pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken (wash hands); cook 4–5 minutes on each side or until golden. Meanwhile, stir pasta into boiling water; boil 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tender.
  3. Reduce heat on chicken to medium; cover and cook 5 more minutes and until 165°F. Drain pasta. Remove chicken from heat; cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange chicken over pasta and top with cheese mixture. Serve.

Classic Spinach Salad

Ingredients

3 hard-boiled eggs (from Deli)
1/2 cup Caesar salad dressing
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 bag baby spinach leaves (4–6 oz)
2 plum tomatoes (rinsed)
3 tablespoons cooked bacon pieces
1 cup garlic croutons

Steps

  1. Chop one egg finely, place in salad bowl; stir in salad dressing and pepper. Add spinach; toss until evenly coated.
  2. Chop remaining two eggs coarsely. Slice tomatoes thinly. Top salad with eggs, tomatoes, bacon, and croutons. Serve.

Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with garlic bread and carrot cake.
  • Shortcuts and Tips
  • Stir 2–3 cloves minced garlic into the bruschetta sauce for a zesty addition with Italian flair.

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CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 510kcal; FAT 14.00g; SAT FAT 5.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 110mg; SODIUM 410mg; CARB 47g; FIBER 8.00g; SUGARS 4g; PROTEIN 46g; CALC 10%; VIT A 15%; VIT C 30%; IRON 10%

Classic Spinach Salad

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 330kcal; FAT 25.00g; SAT FAT 4.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 155mg; SODIUM 730mg; CARB 15g; FIBER 2.00g; SUGARS 2g; PROTEIN 11g; CALC 6%; VIT A 35%; VIT C 15%; IRON 10%

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