I've made variations of this before that have turned out well so let's give one more a shot. This is out of the Cooking Light - 5 Ingredient - 15 Minute Cookbook. This cookbook uses a whole lot of prepackaged ingredients which I never have on hand. Because, duh! Expensive. So I've changed it out for those of us trying to save a buck.
Speedy Chicken Cacciatore
- 1 pound angel hair or spaghetti pasta, dried
- Olive oil (if you want save the fat and use cooking spray)
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
- 1 pound frozen 3 pepper and onion blend. (I get this at our local Kroger chain but you cat substitute any frozen veggies that has onions and peppers in it. I guess you could even slice up fresh but that would defeat the whole speedy thing)
- 1 cup frozen sliced carrots
- 1 (15 ounce) can chunky Italian-style tomato sauce.
- 2/3 cup water
- pepper to taste.
In large skillet over medium high heat saute chicken, peppers, veggies until chicken is brown. Stir in tomato sauce, water and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered about 5 minutes. Stir often.
Place 3/4 cup pasta and 1 cup of chicken mixture on each plate.
According to the book this has 416 calories and 6.1 gram of fat. 40.1 gram protein and 3.5 grams fiber, if you're keeping track of that kind of thing. Since I cut the chicken by about 3 ounces and added more veggies things may have changed in this regard. If you want to go vegetarian add chunks of extra firm Tofu (squeeze out the moisture first) in place of the chicken. You could make this faster if you had canned chicken also.
Hope you enjoy it.