Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weight Watcher Wednesday ~ Pasta with chicken and shrimp

Are you looking for a special Valentine meal to serve to the special people in your life? This dish is a healthy meal and it tastes and looks fabulous too! :)


Angel hair pasta or other pasta of your choice
3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 green onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided
1 tablespoon each minced fresh basil, thyme and oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
3/4 pound cooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 plum tomatoes, diced
1 small can sliced olives

Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in butter and oil until no longer pink. Add onions and garlic; cook until translucent. Stir in the canned tomatoes, parsley, basil, thyme, oregano and pepper.
Combine cornstarch and broth until smooth; stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. Add the shrimp, plum tomatoes and olives; heat through. Drain pasta; serve with chicken mixture. Grind fresh black pepper and grate parmesan on top of each serving.

Since Valentine's Day is on a school night we plan to stay home and have a special meal together. To me, Valentine's Day is all about being with the ones you love. :) What are your plans for Valentine's Day?


Patty Sumner said...

Well it looks like another tasty recipe and I cannot believe it is good for you! Thanks for your faithfulness to post positive and healthy recipe posts. Blessings!

Marilyn said...


Julie Harward said...

A perfect meal for Valentines day! I like your new look here too! ;D

Lynn said...

Thank you so much for sharing this delishious sounding meal! I can't wait to give this a try! I'm sure my husband is going to love it too!! Thanks again!


Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

That looks so good,thank you for sharing the recipe!

The Wife said...

Your recipes always make me so hungry and wishing you lived close so I could beg you to cook for me!

My valentine's day will be spent at the hospital. The husband is having surgery. No fun!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I sure like these weight watchers recipes you are sharing! thanks! Looks good!

Nezzy said...

Now I know I'm in-love!!! What a beautiful dish...thanks so much for the recipe girl!

God bless and have a marvelous Valentine's Day!!! :o)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

This looks yummy. I am making something a little Like your dish this week with spaghetti squash.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

This looks yummy. I am making something a little Like your dish this week with spaghetti squash.

Rambling Girl said...

Yummy! I think I gotta try this out...sounds so delish!