Spaghetti with Chicken and Beans

Spaghetti with Chicken and Beans Recipe
Photo: Tina Rupp


4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 81 mg
Calories 367
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 47 g
Cholesterol 39 mg
Fat 10 g
Fiber 10 g
Iron 3 mg
Protein 26 mg
Satfat 2 g
Sodium 670 mg


1/2 pound mixed green and wax beans
8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
2 boneless chicken breasts
3 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 sliced garlic cloves
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


Cook green and wax beans in a pot of lightly salted water until fork-tender, 3 minutes; drain. In the same pot, boil chicken broth. Add chicken breasts and simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup broth. Shred the chicken. Meanwhile, cook whole-wheat spaghetti according to the package directions. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sliced garlic cloves and cook 1 minute. Add chicken broth, the beans, pasta, chicken, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup basil leaves and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes.