Chicken & Chorizo Penne

Chicken & Chorizo Penne

The recipe is quick and easy to make so it's ideal for an after work meal. Served with your favourite side salad, this recipe is delicious and satisfying.

CAL P/SERVE
308
kJ P/SERVE
1290
FAT P/SERVE
12.6g
CARBS P/SERVE
13.6g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
32.4g
SUGAR P/SERVE
3.9g
SODIUM P/SERVE
228g
FAT
%
4.3%
ENERGY RDI%
14.8%

This is a very clean tasting dish with a lovely smokey flavour coming from the chorizo. If you don’t have chorizo, you can use smokey bacon instead. Optional extras to consider adding are a sprinkle of parmesan cheese or a pinch of chilli.

Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken breast, no skin, chopped
  • 4 large button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bag baby spinach, 150g
  • ½ red capsicum, diced (aka bell pepper)
  • 2 tbsp. marinated capsicum from a jar (aka bell pepper)
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • ½ chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1.5 cup dried penne
  • 10-15 leaves of fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp. crumbled reduced fat feta
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

Method

  1. Cook Penne as per instructions reserved 1 large cup of pasta water then drain and set aside.
  2. In a large non-stick frypan heat 1 tbsp. olive oil and stir fry the onion and fresh red capsicum.
  3. After a 4 mins add the mushrooms and continue to stir fry.
  4. Once mushrooms have started to cook, take off heat onto a plate and set aside.
  5. Heat pan again and add chorizo, cooking on med heat until browned, approx 2 minutes.
  6. Now add chicken, cooking until nearly cooked.
  7. Add back to pan onion & capsicum then add the spinach, this will take approx 2 minutes to start to collapse, adding some of the pasta water (not all just a little) to help with the process.
  8. Add the other capsicum (from jar) and cherry tomatoes, basil leaves and season with S & P to taste.
  9. After cooking for a minute, add pasta and a little more of the pasta water to help bind it all.
  10. Once all incorporated serve immediately, with crumbled feta.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 4 Serving size:288g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 1290 kJ 448 kJ
  308 Cal 107 Cal
Protein 32.4 g 11.3 g
Fat, total 12.6 g 4.4 g
- Saturated 3.2 g 1.1 g
Carbohydrate 13.6 g 4.7 g
- Sugars 3.9 g 1.4 g
Sodium 228 mg 79 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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