Saturday, January 28, 2017

Pesto Edamame Fried Chicken Pasta

     Pesto Edamame Fried Chicken Pasta is not only beautiful and delicious, but it's deceptively healthy as well.  You will accuse me of being truth challenged when I tell you this is a high protein dish...In fact, each of the 8 servings are only 375 calories, 11g net carbs and 45g protein.  YES, FORTY FIVE...Pinocchio may have altered features (job related issues), but I can assure you that my smeller is the the exact same size as when I entered the kitchen.  Another bonus, this feeds a crowd, so you have the opportunity to share all these benefits with 7 of your favorite peeps!  Honest Abe would have loved this dish  ;)

Ingredients for 8 servings~
1 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium Sweet Yellow Onion, diced
1 Tablespoon chopped Garlic
Dash Cayenne Pepper
1 pound sliced fresh Mushrooms
2 1/2 pounds diced Chicken Breast
1/4 cup Flour
Seasonings: Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder
8oz Edamame Pasta
1/2 cup prepared Pesto
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
1 diced Roma Tomato

     Heat EVOO in skillet, add Onion, Garlic and Cayenne til golden brown.  Add Mushrooms to skillet til cooked thru.  Add diced Chicken to gallon  ziplock bag along with Flour, shake til thoroughly coated, scoot cooked veggies to perimeter of pan, add floured Chicken to center, season according to desire, cook til completely done.  Meanwhile, cook Edamame according to package directions, drain and toss with Pesto, add to large pasta dish and top with Chicken mixture.  Sprinkle with Parmesan and Roma Tomato.  Enjoy  :)

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