Calling this one Chick-a-tini

TexasDarling09 Posts: 210 Member
LOL for lack of a better word, this chicken-pasta dish is called Chick-A-Tini. It's about 500 calories per serving the way I cooked it.

Ingredients -

3 chicken breasts (boneless skinless)
1 pkg whole wheat thin spaghetti (mine were ronzoni)
1 Jar/Can of your favorite low call spaghetti sauce (mine was hunts 4 cheese, 80 cals for .5 cup.)
2 zucchini squash's
10 asparagus spears
Fresh Spinach (howerver much you please)
Ricotta Cheese (low fat or normal) (85 cals for 2 tbsp if it's low cal)
Some kind of cheese to top it with (I had 5 cheese italian blend)

Veggies are kind of my choices, I'm sure it'd work well with whatever you prefer.


Boil noodles to an al-dente texture. Probably very al-dente being as you're going to bake them as well.

Butterfly your chicken breasts & tenderize them, season to taste, then brown on both sides cooking ALMOST all the way through.

Sautee your veggies in olive oil for 2 to 4 minutes, just until soft & slightly wilted/browned. Season to taste if you like.

Set butterflied chicken down in the bottom of a baking dish,
spread 1 to 2 TBSP of ricotta cheese on each breast half.

Pour part of your sauce on top of this.

Next put down a large layer of your cooked spaghetti noodles.
Cover the noodles with more sauce.

Finally, put down your sauteed veggies & cover w/ remainder of sauce & shredded cheese.

Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes. I have a convection oven, so it may take longer in a conventional oven!

Hope you guys like it as much as I did.