Recipes Blueberry Chicken Pasta (Salad)

Number of Servings
4
Ingredients

     

    • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
    • 8 ounces whole-wheat fusilli
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 large shallot
    • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
    • 3 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 cup fresh blueberries
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
    • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    Place chicken in a skillet or saucepan and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board to cool. Shred into bite-size strips.

     

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, about 9 minutes or according to package directions. Drain. Place in a large bowl.

    Meanwhile, place oil and shallot in a small skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened and just beginning to brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Add broth, feta and lime juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until the feta begins to melt, 1 to 2 minutes.

     

    Add the chicken to the bowl with the pasta. Add the dressing, blueberries, thyme, lime zest and salt and toss until combined.  Serves 4.

     

    Nutritional Information:  315 Calories, 11g Fat, 49mg Cholesterol, 238mg Sodium, 33g Carbohydrates, 23g Protein

     

    Tracker:   4 oz.-eq. meat, ¼ cup milk, ¼ fruit

Instructions

Place chicken in a skillet or saucepan and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board to cool. Shred into bite-size strips.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, about 9 minutes or according to package directions. Drain. Place in a large bowl.

Meanwhile, place oil and shallot in a small skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened and just beginning to brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Add broth, feta and lime juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until the feta begins to melt, 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the chicken to the bowl with the pasta. Add the dressing, blueberries, thyme, lime zest and salt and toss until combined.  Serves 4.

 

Nutrition Information

Nutritional Information:  315 Calories, 11g Fat, 49mg Cholesterol, 238mg Sodium, 33g Carbohydrates, 23g Protein

Tracker:   4 oz.-eq. meat, ¼ cup milk, ¼ fruit