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Penne Broccoli Chicken

Spicy and healthy pasta dish.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta in rapidly boiling water until al dente.
  2. Trim the ends of the broccoli stems and cut off the flowers. Peel the outer fibrous layer off the main stalks and cut the stalks into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Separate the flower of the broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Place the broccoli in a colander and rinse under cold running water.
  5. Put it in a saucepan with the olive oil, garlic, water, and salt.
  6. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, and let steam until the broccoli is bright green and very crunchy-tender - no more than five minutes. Remove the lid and boil off most of the remaining liquid.
  7. Toss the broccoli with cooked pasta and chicken. Top with red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese, if desired.
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The recipe includes the word "chicken" in the title; so, is chicken included in the nutrition facts? How much chicken?
29 Jan 09 by member: Unmasqued2
The ingredient list does not include the chicken so the nutrition info is not accurate.
24 Jan 11 by member: daveandnaomi

     
 

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Nutrition summary:

There are 375 calories in 1 serving of Penne Broccoli Chicken.
Calorie break-down: 25% fat, 56% carbs, 19% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 100
Calories 375
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 11.12g 17%
  Saturated Fat 2.947g 15%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.495g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 5.97g  
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 292mg 12%
Potassium 728mg  
Total Carbohydrate 57.35g 19%
  Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
  Sugars 3.42g  
Protein 19.47g  
 
Vitamin A 55% Vitamin C 262%
Calcium 26% Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
19%
of RDI*
(375 calories)
19% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (56%)
 
Fat (25%)
 
Protein (19%)
Carbohydrates, 57.35g (56%) Fat, 11.12g (25%) Protein, 19.47g (19%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories