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South-of-the-Border Chicken and Pasta

Yield 4 (2-cup) servings.

Ingredients

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound skinned, boned chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons seeded, minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup canned no-salt-added chicken broth, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups diagonally sliced fresh green beans
  • 4 ounces mostaccioli (tubular pasta), uncooked
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded manchego cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 473
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 13.5 g
  • satfat 6.3 g
  • monofat 2.4 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 40.9 g
  • carbohydrate 48.6 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 90 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 285 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add olive oil. Place over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken, and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is tender, stirring often. Remove from skillet; set aside, and keep warm. Add green pepper and next 3 ingredients to skillet; saute 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; saute 2 minutes. Add broth and next 6 ingredients; cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  2. Arrange green beans in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well.

  3. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain well. Combine pasta, chicken, tomato sauce mixture, and beans; toss well. Spoon mixture into an 11- x 7- x 1 1/2-inch baking dish coated with vegetable cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with shredded cheese, and bake 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

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