Flavorful Chicken Pasta Recipe
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Flavorful Chicken Pasta Recipe

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“I came up with this recipe in college, hoping for a fancy, healthy dish to feed my roommate and me without any leftovers,” writes Kathy Armstrong of Post Falls, Idaho. “This pasta is excellent served with a green salad and warmed French bread.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3/4 cup uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 368 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 632mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with garlic salt. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken in oil for 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, basil and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. Stir in vinegar. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add olives; heat through. Stir in sour cream until blended (do not boil). Drain pasta; stir into chicken mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Flavorful Chicken Pasta in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p7

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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lydiawoz User ID: 1016707 140671
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"This was delicious! I doubled the recipe and used bowtie pasta because it's what I had on hand. Will definitely make again."

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