Penne With Chicken and Fresh Herb Sauce Recipe

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Penne With Chicken and Fresh Herb Sauce
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  1. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil.
  2. Add fresh herbs and garlic to water, and cook for a few seconds, until herbs turn brighter green. Remove and drain.
  3. Place herbs and garlic in a blender or food processor with ricotta, broth, salt, and peppers.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Heat grill.
  6. Cook penne according to package directions.
  7. Drain pasta, and place in serving platter.
  8. While chicken and pasta cook, transfer sauce to a saucepan, heat over medium low heat until chicken and pasta are ready.
  9. Season chicken with season salt and pepper. Coat with cooking spray if necessary.
  10. Grill over medium fire, turning once, 8-10 minutes or until chicken is just cooked through.
  11. Remove chicken to cutting board, and let rest until until sauce and pasta are done.
  12. Slice chicken.
  13. Arrange pasta and chicken on a serving platter.
  14. Spoon warmed sauce over pasta and chicken.
  15. If using, garnish with fresh basil sprigs, and sprinkle paprika over the finished dish.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 407.3 Kcal (1705 kJ)
Calories from fat 143.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.92g 24%
Cholesterol 162.76mg 54%
Sodium 965.38mg 40%
Potassium 1028.7mg 22%
Total Carbs 11.31g 4%
Sugars 1.06g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.69g 11%
Protein 57.18g 114%
Vitamin C 10.9mg 18%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Calcium 213.9mg 21%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 102.97 Kcal (431 kJ)
Calories from fat 36.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.02g 24%
Cholesterol 41.15mg 54%
Sodium 244.07mg 40%
Potassium 260.07mg 22%
Total Carbs 2.86g 4%
Sugars 0.27g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.68g 11%
Protein 14.46g 114%
Vitamin C 2.8mg 18%
Iron 0.7mg 15%
Calcium 54.1mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.9
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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