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Chicken-Asparagus Pasta

Yield 2 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts water
  • 4 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1/2 pound asparagus
  • Garlic-flavored cooking spray
  • 2 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons preshredded fresh Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 471
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 13.8 g
  • satfat 3.7 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 38.3 g
  • carbohydrate 46.6 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • cholesterol 78 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 530 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring water to a boil; add pasta, and cook 6 minutes.

  2. Snap off tough ends of asparagus.

  3. Add asparagus to pasta and water; cook 2 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.

  4. Cook chicken in a grill pan coated with cooking spray 6 to 7 minutes on each side or until done. Cool chicken slightly. Cut chicken into strips.

  5. Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

  6. Combine pasta mixture and olive oil mixture. Add sliced chicken, cheese, and reserved liquid; toss well.

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