Chicken with Penne and Peas

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by BothFex

A great recipe for when you're trying to drop weight, but still eat good tasting food. 7 POINTS per serving!

Top Review by Trixyinaz

I almost could not contain myself from going back for 2nd's. This meal was to DIE FOR!!! I made it exactly as-is. DH raved and DID go back for 2nds. He mentioned he thought it would be even better with a hot pepper in it. I'll have to try that next time. This meal was easy to put together (10 minutes) and was ready in 10 minutes flat. The only seasoning I added was salt and pepper and that was all it needed. I am so glad there are leftovers so that I can bring to work for lunch. Thanks Beth, this is now one of my favorite dishes EVER! Can't wait to send this to my parents for them to try. My Dad makes a pasta peas recipe, which is excellent, but this one by far surpasses our family recipe. I can't stop raving!!!! What more can I say except everyone MUST TRY THIS DISH!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling water 10 minutes, or until al dente.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. Combine stock and 1/2 cup peas in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  6. Sauté garlic 30 seconds.
  7. Add bell pepper and chicken and sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until chicken is cooked throughout.
  8. Add pea purée, whole peas and salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Stir well.
  10. Stir in pasta and bring to a boil.
  11. Cook 2 minutes, or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly.
  12. Stir in cheese and toss well before serving.

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