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Healthified Chicken Pasta Toss

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58% less sat fat • 200% more dietary fiber than the original recipe. Grill extra chicken tonight so you can toss leftovers into this easy dish tomorrow. Not that organized? Pick up a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

8
ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes
1
can (15 oz) cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1/2
cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
3
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1
tablespoon olive oil
6
plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
12
ounces shredded cooked chicken
1/4
cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1/2
to 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
Fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley sprigs (optional)

Directions

  • 1 In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
  • 2 In a blender or food processor, combine 3/4 cup of the beans and the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Place bean puree in pan used for cooking the pasta; bring to boiling. Return pasta to pan.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook garlic in hot oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining beans, shredded chicken, snipped parsley, pepper, and salt. Heat through.
  • 4 Add the tomato mixture to hot pasta; toss to coat. Top with parsley sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 170
  • Fat Reduced By 13g
  • Dietary Fiber Added 4g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 cups
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
61g
61%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
39g
39%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
12 ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes 8 ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes
1/2 cup chicken broth 1 can (15 oz) Progresso® cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
660 (before)
490 (after)
Dietary Fiber
 
 
4 g (before)
8 g (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
6 g (before)
2 1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
950 mg (before)
460 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
24 g (before)
11 g (after)

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 12/09/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 cups
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
61g
61%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
39g
39%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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