Chicken with Pasta Cakes

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Dish type
Dinner
Serves
4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (1-pound) package angel hair pasta
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) pasta sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 asparagus spears, each cut into 2-inch pieces
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 herb rotisserie chicken, meat removed in large pieces and sliced
  • ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves (optional)

Directions

Prep Time
5 minutes
  1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta; heat to boiling. Cook 4 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat pasta sauce to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally
  2. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Drop about 1 cup pasta into skillet; fl atten slightly to form pasta cake. Repeat to make 1 more pasta cake. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, turning once and pressing pasta cakes with spatula to fl atten. Transfer cakes to plate; keep warm. Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and pasta to make 2 more pasta cakes.
  3. In small microwave-safe bowl, heat asparagus and water in microwave oven on high 1 minute 30 seconds or until asparagus is tender; drain. If necessary, place chicken in same skillet after pasta cakes are done to heat through.
  4. Place 1 pasta cake in center of each of 4 pasta bowls. Serve chicken and asparagus next to pasta cakes. Spoon sauce over and around pasta cakes and chicken. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil, if desired.
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Nutritional Information

Per Serving
Calories 521, Total Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 69mg, Sodium 650 mg , Carbohydrate 58g, Protein 32g
Calories521
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol69mg
Sodium650 mg
Carbohydrate58g
Fiber5g
Protein32g