Zesty Italian Chicken with Pasta
Why I Love This Recipe
This is another of my husband’s favorite meals. It’s a good way to sneak more green vegetables into your favorite carnivore’s diet.
Ingredients You'll Need
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thawed
1/2 cup fat free Italian Dressing
Small Handful fettuccine
1 medium jar marinara pasta sauce
1 tbsp dried basil or about 10 large, fresh basil leaves, chopped
5 medium mushrooms, sliced
1/4 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
2 cups baby spinach leaves
Grated Parmesan Cheese (to taste)
Place the chicken breasts in a plastic sandwich bag or small bowl. Poke each breast in 4-5 places with a fork. Marinate in Italian Dressing at least 30 minutes prior to cooking (for best flavor have it marinate all day while you are at work....you can even do it overnight for more robust flavor)
2) Preheat grill or skillet to high. Boil water for fettuccine - Prepare according to package directions.
3) Put marinara sauce in small saucepan and warm over medium heat.
4) Place marinated chicken on hot grill or skillet. Cook about 6 minutes then turn and grill for another 6 minutes. Continue turning and grilling until no longer pink in the center.
5) While chicken is grilling, add basil, mushrooms, onion and garlic to pasta sauce. Stir well. Cover and allow to simmer until just before serving.
6) Place 1 cup of spinach leaves on two separate plates. Place 1/2 of cooked fettuccine on top of spinach leaves on each plate. Place one grilled chicken breast on the fettuccine on each plate. Top with pasta sauce and Parmesan cheese.