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Saturday Night Dinner Recipe: How To Make Heart-Healthy Chicken Pasta

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Weekends are times when people often want to take a break from their routine diets and indulge in some high-fat food options to lift their taste. This could make them consume some extra calories, leading to an increased risk of heart diseases.

A Saturday night dinner recipe should be healthy and delicious and should keep the liveliness of the weekend.

Chicken pasta could be a filling and heart-healthy recipe for your Saturday night dinner, and of course for other days too. It is made with low-calories and protein-rich chicken breast, vitamin K rich spinach and fibre-rich whole-grain pasta.

The recipe is great for people with diabetes and celiac disease as it is low in calories and gluten-free. It is also soy-free and nut-free.

Saturday Night Dinner Recipe: How To Make Heart-Healthy Chicken Pasta
Saturday Night Dinner Recipe: How To Make Heart-Healthy Chicken Pasta
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
Total Time
25 Mins

Recipe By: Dinner

Recipe Type: Non Vegetarian

Serves: 2

    • Two cups of gluten-free whole-wheat pasta penne pasta.
    • A tablespoon of olive oil.
    • Around 2-3 boneless chicken breasts cut into small sizes.
    • One-fourth teaspoon of ground black pepper.
    • Two cloves of garlic, minced.
    • One-fourth cup of apple cider vinegar or apple juice or tomato juice.
    • Lemon juice of a half lemon, along with its zest (skin).
    • Around 4-5 cups of fresh spinach, chopped.
    • Two tablespoons of low-calories cheese (Parmesan cheese), grated.
    • Salt to taste.
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How to Prepare
    • As per the instructions given in the pasta packet, cook and set them aside.
    • In a pan, heat the oil and add chicken breast pieces.
    • Add ground black pepper and salt to taste.
    • Stir fry the chicken for around 7-8 minutes.
    • Add garlic, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and lemon zest and saute for 2-3 more minutes on a medium flame, until the chicken gets soft.
    • Lower the flame to a minimum and add spinach and cooked pasta.
    • Mix them well, cover the lid and cook until the spinach gets a bit sag.
    • Serve hot on a plate and sprinkle grated cheese.
  • To make the dish even more delicious, you can replace apple cider vinegar with dry white wine.
Nutritional Information
  • People - 2
  • Calories - 335
  • Fat - 12.3 g
  • Protein - 28.7 g
  • Carbohydrates - 24.9 g
  • Fiber - 2 g
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Story first published: Saturday, January 29, 2022, 18:00 [IST]
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