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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Chicken Caesar Pasta Toss

Looking for a recipe for two? Try this no-hassle and fuss free recipe that is healthy and tasty! 
This recipe makes 2 servings.

CALORIES: 1 cup equals 350 calories approx. 

   5 cups of water
   3/4 cup of uncooked spiral pasta (or pasta of your own choice)
   1/2 cup fresh asparagus (cut to 1 inch pieces)
   1/2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch pieces)
   1 large tomatoes,chopped
   3 tablespoons of reduced-fat Caesar dressing
   2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan Cheese
   1 green onions, chopped (optional)
   1/2 teaspoons olive oil (optional) 

  1. Bring water to boil, add a pinch of salt and add pasta. Cook for 6 minutes until al dente or longer if you prefer it to be softer. Drain pasta under cold running water. You may scoop out the pasta and reuse the boiled water for the asparagus. Cook asparagus for 5-6 minutes until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in oil for 3 minutes, until no longer pink. Then, add tomatoes and saute until tomatoes are slightly soft and bright looking. Remover from the heat.
  3. Add chicken, tomatoes, asparagus and pasta in a large bowl. Toss it with Caesar dressing and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and green onions (if desired). 
     Recipe adapted from Joy Bilbey from "The Comfort Food Diet" book under lunches.


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