Rating: 4 stars
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Cherry tomatoes and sugar snap peas are the real showstoppers in Summer Vegetable Rigatoni with Chicken.

Recipe by Cooking Light June 2014

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Paige Hicks

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hands-on:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions for 10 minutes, omitting salt and fat. Add peas; cook 2 minutes. Drain mixture over a bowl, reserving 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid; rinse with cold water. Drain.

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  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 10 minutes; cut chicken into 1-inch pieces.

  • Combine oil, garlic, oregano sprigs, and thyme sprigs in a large skillet over medium heat; cook 4 minutes or just until garlic begins to brown. Add reserved 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and stock to pan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 3/4 cup (about 10 minutes); discard herb sprigs. Stir in 2 ounces cheese; stir until cheese melts. Stir in pasta mixture. Stir in chicken, remaining 1 ounce cheese, and tomatoes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, basil, oregano, and thyme leaves.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

428 calories; fat 13.7g; saturated fat 2.5g; mono fat 7.3g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 28g; carbohydrates 47g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 56mg; iron 3mg; sodium 370mg; calcium 69mg.
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