Chicken and Mushroom Pasta
2 ⅔ c. rigatoni pasta (or other tube-shaped pasta)
2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
12 oz. skinless, boneless chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
3 c. white button mushrooms, sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
½ c. low-sodium chicken broth
¼ c. dry white wine (or chicken broth)
1 c. tomatoes, chopped
¼ c. fresh basil, shredded
1 tbsp. dried oregano
¼ c. shredded Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the black pepper on the chicken, then cook for 5 minutes or until center of chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm.
Add remainder of the olive oil to skillet, along with the garlic, mushrooms, and onions. Stir-fry until onions are just tender.
Pour in broth and wine, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered until liquid is reduced to about half, stirring occasionally (about 5 to 10 minutes).
Remove skillet from heat. Add the pasta, chicken, tomatoes, basil, and oregano; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Makes 6 servings
Each serving provides about 294 calories, 7 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 36 mg cholesterol 225 mg sodium, 33 g total carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 g sugars, 22 g protein.