Penne with Grilled Chicken and Eggplant
Yield: 6 (2-cup) servings.
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 380
- Calories from fat: 14%
- Fat: 5.7g
- Saturated fat: 0.8g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
- Protein: 19.2g
- Carbohydrate: 61g
- Fiber: 0.0g
- Cholesterol: 23mg
- Iron: 0.0mg
- Sodium: 285mg
- Calcium: 0.0mg
- 1 (1-pound) eggplant
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons canned low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 8 ounces skinned, boned chicken breast tenders
- Vegetable cooking spray
- 1 pound penne (short tubular pasta), uncooked
- 1 cup seeded, diced tomato
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon canned low-sodium chicken broth, undiluted
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 large pitted ripe olives, chopped
- Cut eggplant lengthwise into 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices; place in an 11- x 7- x 1 1/2-inch baking dish. Combine vinegar and 2 tablespoons broth; pour over eggplant. Cover and let stand 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove eggplant slices from marinade, discarding any remaining marinade.
- Combine chili and garlic powders in a large heavy-duty, zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag, and shake until chicken is well coated.
- Coat grill rack with cooking spray; place on grill over medium-hot coals (350° to 400°). Place chicken on rack; grill, covered, 3 minutes on each side. Place eggplant on rack; grill, covered, 2 minutes on each side. Cut chicken and eggplant into 1-inch pieces.
- Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.
- Combine pasta, eggplant, chicken, tomato, and remaining ingredients; toss well.
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