Sunday, August 26, 2007

Chicken Caesar Pasta

This is a yummy recipe that is a quick and easy weeknight meal. The bonus is that it's healthy too! With school starting this week, quick and easy are really important to me!

1 (8 oz) package bow tie pasta (I use whole wheat)
2 boneless chicken breasts
1 (8 oz) bottle Caesar dressing, divided (I use Kraft Fat Free)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 (10 oz) package frozen sugar snap peas
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1 cup torn fresh spinach

Cook pasta; keep warm. Saute chicken in 3 T dressing in large nonstick skillet 4-5 minutes or until done. Add onions, peas, and carrots and cook 4-5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add spinach- cook 1-2 minutes or until wilted. Toss with pasta and serve with remaining dressing.

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes

TIP OF THE DAY: I always keep a bag of grilled chicken breasts (that I buy at Sam's) in the freezer for those nights when we get home late. When a recipe calls for chicken, I just defrost a few, heat them, and then add them to the recipe. This is one where it works fabulously!

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