Chicken Pasta Dijon
Serve with a green salad and low fat dressing.

Servings: 4

1 pound Penne or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 cups broccoli florets
1 large red bell pepper, cut into short, thin strips
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 - 12 ounce can evaporated skim milk
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard•

Prepare pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, toss chicken with salt, pepper and garlic. Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken mixture; stir-fry 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet and place in a medium bowl.

Add broccoli, red pepper and chicken broth to skillet. Cover; simmer over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp. Transfer to bowl with chicken. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the milk with cornstarch, mixing until smooth. Add to skillet with remaining milk; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; stir in mustard. Stir in reserved chicken mixture.

When pasta is done, drain well. Toss with chicken mixture. Serve immediately with additional freshly ground pepper, if desired.

Per Serving: 616 Calories; 6g Fat (8.7% calories from fat); 1g Saturated Fat; 38g Protein; 103g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 36mg Cholesterol; 571mg Sodium. Exchanges: 6 Grain(Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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