I Must Love Me Too

If you have neglected yourself,
make a sincere apology to thee.
Gather the "love-me-not-petals" of your life
and start counting "I-must-love-me-too".
In no time at all you have
a beautiful flower blossom within you. ~ Dodinsky Writings

Friday, May 20, 2011

Broccoli, sun-dried tomato, and dijon pasta with chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breast, thawed
4 cup frozen fresh broccoli cuts
1/4 c dijon mustard
1 jar sun-dried tomato pesto
1 cup Kraft shredded parmesan, romano and asiago
16 oz elbow macaroni noodles, dry

In a pot, boil lightly salted water and add your pasta. Cook until al dente, about 8 minutes, drain, set aside (keep 1/4 cup pasta water).

At the same time, in a large pan, cook your chicken a couple minutes on each side on medium heat til surface-cooked, then break up with a spoon into smaller pieces. Add your frozen broccoli and dijon and sun-dried tomatoes. Stir to coat and until broccoli and chicken cooked through. Add pasta water, cook a little further for a minute or two to let flavors marry. Add pasta and stir well to coat, a few minutes. Add cheese and stir until incorporated.

Serves 8

The dijon is the trick - a serving is 1 tsp, but at only 5 calories (and no fats or carbs) you can feel a little better about using more. Plus, it really packs a LOT of flavor! Enjoy!