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Bayou Chicken Pasta

 Bayou Chicken Pasta
This is a tasty main dish served in the bayou country of South Louisiana. Add a tossed salad and French bread, and you have a hearty meal.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup each chopped green and yellow pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Hot cooked pasta

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute the onion, celery and pepper in oil for
  • 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add chicken and garlic powder;
  • cook for 4-5 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Stir in
  • salsa.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into
  • chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or
  • until thickened and bubbly. Add the parsley, salt and hot pepper
  • sauce. Serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 292 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 910 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 24 g protein.