Recipe: Grilled Chicken & Veggies Over Linguine
This pasta is high in fiber and low in fat. You can follow our recipe, or experiment in the kitchen with vegetables you already have on hand.
This light, one-dish meal is delicious dish to make on the grill. Use whole wheat pasta and fresh vegetables to make it high in fiber, and substitute a low-fat for a full-fat dressing to cut both fat and calories. Be creative, and use any vegetables in season that you have on hand.
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4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (3 ounces each, about 12 ounces total)
½ zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
½ medium red bell pepper, quartered
½ medium eggplant, quartered
2 Portobello mushroom caps, halved
1 cup (one 8-ounce bottle) low-fat Italian dressing
6 ounces uncooked whole wheat linguine
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Makes 4 servings
Per serving: (One chicken breast plus 1 cup pasta and vegetables)
Fat: 12 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Protein: 37 g
Carbohydrates: 44 g
Dietary fiber: 9 g
Sugar: 5 g
Cholesterol: 77 mg
Sodium: 490 mg
Potassium: 822 mg
Recipe provided by Children’s Hospital Pediatric Nutrition Support Team.