Bow ties with asian chicken

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Bow Ties or Mostaccioli OR other medium pasta shape, uncooked
4 tablespoons Low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons Honey
2 tablespoons Lime juice
3 teaspoons Dijon mustard with seeds
1 pounds Boneless chicken breasts (without skin) cut into 1/2-inch cubes
½ cup Chicken broth OR pasta cooking liquid *
2 smalls Red bell peppers cored, seeded and thinly sliced lengthwise
6 \N Scallions trimmed & thinly sliced
\N \N Freshly ground pepper
4 tablespoons Chopped fresh parsley

Stir the soy sauce, honey, lime juice and mustard in a small bowl until the honey is dissolved. Add the chicken pieces and turn until coated with the marinade. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Transfer the chicken and marinade to a large, non-stick skillet. Cook over medium heat until chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes.

Remove from the heat and pour in the chicken broth.

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain thoroughly in a colander. Return the pasta to the pot, add the contents of the skillet, the red peppers and the scallions. Heat to simmering over low heat. Toss the pasta once or twice, add the pepper to taste and divide among serving bowls. Sprinkle each serving with chopped fresh parsley.

* If you do not have chicken broth, ladle off and reserve ½ cup pasta cooking liquid just before draining the pasta.

Each serving provides: 549 Calories; 32⅘ g Protein; 94½ g Carbohydrates; 3.3 g Fat; 44 mg Cholesterol; 639 mg Sodium. Calories from Fat: 6%

Copyright National Pasta Association () (Reprinted with permission)

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