Recipe Details

Chicken and Artichokes with Pasta

Number of Servings: 4

Serving Size: 1 ¼ cups

Combine three shades of green in this healthy pasta dish. It’s so good and so good for you that it will quickly become a staple meal!

Name: Amount:
¼ of oz dry whole-grain spaghetti noodles, broken in half 16
canola oil, divided 2 Tbsp
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, rinsed, patted dry, and cut into bite-size pieces 0.75
½ of .75 oz can quartered artichoke hearts, drained 13
medium garlic cloves, minced 3
(about 1 oz) packed baby spinach 1 cup
½ chopped fresh basil leaves
¼ salt
¼ ( oz) grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting any salt or fats.


Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, tilting to coat bottom. Add chicken and cook 4 minutes or until slightly browned, stirring frequently. Add artichokes and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear. Transfer to a plate and set aside.


Add remaining canola oil and garlic to skillet and cook 15 seconds over medium heat. Remove from heat; add drained pasta, chicken mixture, spinach, basil, and salt. Toss gently, yet thoroughly, to blend. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 310
Calories from Fat 110
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 370mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 24g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 1 ½ Starch 1 Vegetable 3 Lean Meat 1 Fat