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Healthy Recipe of the Week

Orange-Basil Chicken and Vegetable Pasta

Courtesy of Medical Department Activity-Alaska Nutrition Care Division

Ingredients:

cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

cup chicken broth

4 tsps cornstarch

1/8 tsp pepper

6 oz package of corkscrew pasta

2 cups cooked chicken or turkey, cubed

16 oz package of frozen Italian blend or other mixed vegetables

cup snipped fresh basil

Preparation:

1. Combine thawed concentrate, chicken broth and cornstarch in a small saucepan.

2. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 additional minutes.

3. Boil pasta as directed in a large saucepan.

4. Add frozen vegetables to pasta. Return to boil.

5. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender.

6. Drain and return to saucepan.

7. Add sauce, chicken, basil and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. 

8. Heat and toss until hot. Serve.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Per serving: 438 calories, 31g protein, 62g carbohydrate, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium