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Chicken penne pasta

🍳 20 min

🔥 709 cal

✍️ by Taisiia Dobrozorova

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Chicken penne pasta

47 g

Proteins

78 g

Carbs

7 g

Fats

Servings

We want to remind you why pasta is a good ingredient in a weight loss plan:

  • It is made from grain, one of the primary food groups in healthy nutrition because of being a source of energy and fiber.
  • Also, pasta has just over half a gram of fat per serving. These can help lower cholesterol levels in the organism and solve stomach problems. 

☝️ One study shows that people who ate pasta as part of a Mediterranean diet had a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who didn't. It measures your body fat based on your height and weight. 

💁‍♀️ You can serve it as a starter, a side dish, or the primary occasion. So, catch a renewed penne pasta recipe with inexpensive and simple ingredients. Lose weight without breaking the bank!

Essential ingredients

  • Penne pasta

    200 g (1½ cup)

  • Butter 82.5%

    5 g (1 tbsp)

  • Garlic

    3 g (1 tsp)

  • Cream cheese Philadelphia light

    50 g

  • Chicken breast

    100 g

  • Broccoli

    50 g (½ cup)

  • Olive oil

    5 g (1 tsp)

Ingredients to taste

Salt, Black pepper, Basil

How to make

Please follow the next steps:

  1. 1

    Get a medium pot with water to a boil on medium heat.

  2. 2

    Add penne pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain the pasta and set it aside.

  3. 3

    Dry chicken breasts until completely dry. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add chicken—season with salt and black pepper. Sear until golden brown. 8 minutes is enough for each side.

  4. 4

    Slice the chicken into small strips, transfer onto a plate, and cover with foil to stay juicy.

  5. 5

    Put garlic and butter in the same skillet. Sauté for about 1 minute. Add cream cheese and bring the sauce to a simmer over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until the desired consistency. Stir occasionally—season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. 6

    Put the chicken and pasta in the skillet. Toss well to coat. Garnish with basil or provence herbs and serve immediately.

Weight Loss Tips

  • Use fresh vegetables for your dish instead of frozen ones. They have more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which can improve health and more effectively help to lose weight.

  • If there is no cream cheese on hand, replace it with a parmesan or blue one. These kinds are also suitable for the weight loss menu.

Additional Information

  • Cooking Method

    Searing, Boiling, Sautéing

  • Recipe category

    Lunch, Dinner, Pasta, Chicken

  • Recipe cuisine

    Italian

  • Tools

    Pot, Knife, Skillet

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