Healthy Chicken Margherita Pasta

Oh my goodness!  You guys have to try this new recipe. It is amazing! I am always on the lookout for quick, easy, and healthy recipes. Freezer friendly that can be portioned out and ready for the microwave straight from the freezer are also a huge plus for me. Well this recipe has all of those qualities! I found this Healthy Chicken Margherita Pasta recipe on Once a Month meals and tried it out the other day. 

 

Here is the picture that they have of it. Mine looked pretty darn close to this. I only made a few modifications!

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The first modification was to use whole wheat pasta instead of white. I used Barilla Whole Grain Penne pasta.barilla

Second I changed the amount of chicken and tomatoes and increased the number of servings!

Healthy Chicken Margherita Pasta
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Cuisine: Itallian
Serves: 8
 
A great freezer friendly ready to eat meal that is done in about 30 minutes!
Ingredients
  • 1 box Barilla Whole Grain Penne
  • 24 oz cook and dice Chicken, Boneless Breasts
  • 1.5 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chop Basil, Fresh
  • 2 cup halve Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 cups Mozzarella Cheese, 2%, Shredded
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions until just al dente. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and basil.
  3. Gently fold in grape tomatoes and half of mozzarella cheese.
  4. Transfer to a glass baking dish, top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake, covered, 350F for 15 minutes until heated through.
  6. Divide between 8 microwavable and freezer friendly containers. Freeze
  7. To re-heat, place in microwave for 1-2 minutes until warmed through.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 372 Fat: 10 Carbohydrates: 39 Protein: 36

 

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