Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken with Pasta

Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken with Pasta

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Lean chicken breasts are cooked in a creamy coconut milk sauce seasoned with lime and cilantro, then served over whole wheat pasta.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 ounces dried whole wheat linguine or spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped (6 Tablespoons)
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size strips
  • ¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup unsweetened light coconut milk
  • ¼ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lime peel
  • ½ cup coarsely snipped fresh cilantro, divided
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs (optional)
  • Lime wedges (optional)


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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, except omit any salt called for on package. Drain pasta; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in an extra-large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots, garlic, and crushed red pepper; cook 30 seconds. Sprinkle chicken breast strips with black pepper; add to skillet. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a plate; cover with foil and keep warm.
  3. Whisk the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and the lime juice into the skillet, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from bottom of the skillet. Add cooked pasta; toss to coat. In a small bowl, whisk together coconut milk, yogurt, and lime peel; add to the skillet. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in ¼ cup of the snipped cilantro and the cooked chicken. Heat through. Sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup snipped cilantro. If desired, garnish with cilantro sprigs and/or lime wedges.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1¼ cup
  • Per serving: 323 calories; 11 g fat(4 g sat); 4 g fiber; 27 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 12 mcg folate; 73 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 200 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 36 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 125 mg sodium; 417 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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