Chicken Pasta Primavera

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Chicken Pasta Primavera

Chicken Pasta Primavera
Number of Servings: 8 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source:
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Chicken & Turkey, Rice, Pasta & Bread, Vegetables
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: American , Italian
Special Features: Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It

Kids love this creamy chicken and pasta dish! You may even get them to eat the vegetables!


1/2 pound bowtie or other whole wheat Pasta
2 tablespoons Olive oil
3 Garlic cloves, minced
1 1/4 cup Broccoli florets
1 yellow Zucchini, cubed
1 red bell Pepper, seeded and sliced
1/2 pound Asparagus, cut into quarters
1 cup frozen Peas
1 cup 1% low-fat Milk
1/2 cup low-fat Sour cream
3 tablespoons minced fresh Parsley
3 tablespoons minced fresh Basil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 sliced grilled Chicken breast


Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente (still has a bite). Once cooked, drain pasta and set aside. Heat oil in large sauté pan, add garlic and toast lightly. Add broccoli, zucchini, bell pepper, asparagus and frozen peas, gently toss until cooked, but crisp. Add milk, sour cream, salt and pepper to vegetables and stir until sour cream has melted into milk. Once you have a creamy sauce (approx. 2 mins), toss in pasta and cook for a few more minutes. Sprinkle parsley and basil just before serving.

Top pasta with grilled chicken before serving.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 389
Total Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 138 mg
Carbohydrates: 63 g
Protein: 19 g
Fiber: 11 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 104 mg

Cook's Notes:

Serve with crusty French bread and a green salad.

Use fat-free milk or reduce the olive oil in this dish to lower the fat and calories.