Penne With Chicken

Pasta on a diet? We'll take it.

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. whole wheat penne pasta (⅔ cup)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 ½ c. cubed eggplant
  • 2 pinches coarse salt
  • 1 c. cubed zucchini
  • 2 pinches coarse salt
  • ½ c. halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 3 oz. cooked, sliced chicken breast
  • basil

Directions

  1. Boil 2 oz whole wheat penne pasta (⅔ cup) until al dente; reserve ⅓ cup pasta water when you drain.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 ½ cups cubed eggplant and 2 pinches coarse salt. Cook, stirring, until golden, 4 to 5 min.
  3. Add 1 cup cubed zucchini and 2 pinches coarse salt. Cook, stirring, until golden, 6 min.
  4. Add ½ cup halved grape tomatoes and 1 garlic clove (minced). Cook, stirring, until tomatoes soften, 2 min. Add 3 oz cooked, sliced chicken breast, reserved pasta water, and pasta.
  5. Cook over high heat, stirring, 3 min. Season with pepper and 2 pinches coarse salt. Garnish with basil.

All Day-Off Diet dinner recipes are under 520 calories per serving.

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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