Herb and Chicken Penne with Creamy Italian Cheese

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Delectable Italian deliciousness in a snap!! This meal is really easy to make. You mix your herbs, chop and cook the chicken, cook the pasta, and mix all that together with a few other ingredients for a Herb and Chicken Penne with Creamy Italian Cheese.

Before we get started lets talk a little about the benefits of some of the ingredients in this pasta dish.It calls for whole wheat Penne pasta. The whole wheat or brown pasta retains the fiber of the wheat flour. Therefore making the pasta a complex carbohydrate, not a simple carbohydrate like the traditional pastas with the fiber removed before being ground to flour. Complex carbohydrates digest slower, leaving you to feel full longer, giving more energy and controlling your blood sugar levels. This is great for diabetics.

One serving of Chicken (3 oz) provides about 65% of your daily need of protein. The recipe calls for flaked sun-dried tomatoes, but before they are processed, one cup of sun-dried tomatoes provides 7.6 grams of protein, 1.6 grams of fat, and 6.6 grams of dietary fiber. Which is equal to 27% of your daily need for fiber. Sun-dried tomatoes serve as an excellent source of minerals, including potassium and magnesium. They are also filled with vitamins K and niacin. Vitamin K is a help to blood clotting and wound healing and niacin is good for brain function (source for sun-dried tomatoes: Livestrong).

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CJLullham3 months ago

My mom always fried the pasta a bit before boiling it. It becomes really delicious. I personally don't enjoy pasta very much, but when she does it this way I can't resist. You should try it.

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Sounds very tasty! I love pasta :) What kind of salad are you serving it with?
savorthefood (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Hey Penolopy,

Thanks for your inquiry. The salad is actually a Dole Chopped Salad with a BBQ dressing...was very tasty. The salad included Kale as well.

It was very easy to make this pasta meal.

I hope you can prepare it for yourself and if you do so, Enjoy!!

Regards, Randy

More pasta dishes can be found here: Recipes for a Healthy You