Chicken and Pasta



1 cup uncooked whole wheat rotini pasta
3/4 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup sliced cherry tomato(es)
1 cup chopped asparagus
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 tsp. parsley
1/4 Tbsp. basil
2 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
1 lb. cubed boneless, skinless, chicken breast
cooking spray


Coat a large skillet in cooking spray. Add vegetables and spices. Cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. Remove vegetables and add chicken. Cook about 3 minutes on each side, or longer depending on thickness of breasts. In separate pot, cook pasta noodles as directed. Combine pasta and vegetables. Drizzle with olive oil and small amount of parmesan cheese. Dish 1/2 cup vegetables/pasta mix and top with 1/3 cup of chicken cubes.

Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 cup pasta/vegetable mixture and 1/3 cup chicken is 0.5 oz grain, 1/4 cup vegetable, and 1.5 oz meat/meat alternate for a 3-5 year old for lunch/supper.
Credit: CACFP Menu Planning Guide, Team Nutrition



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