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Garlic Chicken Pasta with Vegetables

Servings: 4

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Ready: 30 minutes

Ingredients

8 oz whole grain spiral pasta

4 TBSP olive oil, divided

4 TBSP butter

1 ½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped

2 TBSP minced garlic, fresh or jarred

1 TBSP dried Italian seasoning

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp paprika

1 lb frozen broccoli, carrot and corn mixture

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta (8 oz) according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add half of the olive oil (2 TBSP).
  3. Add chicken (1 ½ lb), garlic (2 TBSP), Italian herbs (1 TBSP), salt (½ tsp), pepper (½ tsp) and paprika (½ tsp) and stir to coat chicken with seasonings.
  4. Cook until chicken is browned and about half-cooked, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add vegetables (1 lb) and cook until heated through, about 2-3 minutes. This may take additional time if vegetables are frozen.
  6. Add butter (4 TBSP), the rest of the oil (2 TBSP) and cooked pasta to the hot chicken and vegetables and toss until butter is melted and pasta is heated through.

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