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Healthified Spring Chicken Saute

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90% less sat fat • 48% less sodium than the original recipe. This light and luscious entrée is packed with fresh ingredients—it’s a perfect dish to make after a trip to the farmer’s market.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
cups fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch-long pieces
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or thyme
2
cups sliced yellow summer squash and/or zucchini
1
can (15 oz) cannellini beans (white kidney beans), drained and rinsed
1/4
cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
6
cloves garlic, minced
1
cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil or flat-leaf parsley
1/4
teaspoon kosher salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • 1 In a covered medium saucepan, cook green beans in a small amount of boiling salted water for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; submerge beans in enough ice water to cover and let stand until cool. Drain again; set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in a very large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. In a large bowl, toss chicken with oregano. Add chicken to hot oil in skillet; cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring frequently. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • 3 Add squash to skillet; cook and stir over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Stir in chicken, green beans, cannellini beans, chicken broth, and garlic. Bring to boiling. Add tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper. Cook about 1 minute or until heated through.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 130
  • Fat Reduced By 15g
  • Sodium Reduced By 390mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
1/4 cup butter 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or flat-leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
380 (before)
250 (after)
Cholesterol
 
 
130 mg (before)
65 mg (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
10 g (before)
1 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
800 mg (before)
410 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
20 g (before)
5 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: 1 1/2 cups
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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