Chicken Pasta Primavera

Ready in under an hour, this pasta and veggie dish is perfect for any night of the week!

Prep Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
2 servings


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets

  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ cup water

  • 3 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 ounces dried whole grain spaghetti or linguine

  • 2 cups broccoli florets, 1-inch asparagus pieces and/or coarsely chopped yellow summer squash

  • ¾ cup bite-size strips red sweet pepper

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 4 chicken breast tenderloins (8 oz. total), halved crosswise

  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil

  • 1 Lemon zest


  1. For sauce, in a small saucepan heat oil over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in cauliflower and broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes or until tender; cool slightly. Transfer to a food processor. Add the water, cheese, salt and black pepper. Cover and process until smooth.

  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli and sweet pepper the last 5 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water.

  3. Coat a 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium. Add chicken; cook 10 minutes or until done (165 degrees F), turning once. Stir in sauce and pasta mixture. Heat through, stirring in enough of the reserved pasta cooking water if needed to reach desired consistency. Serve topped with basil and, if desired, lemon zest and additional cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

451 Calories
12g Fat
45g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 451
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 42g 84%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Vitamin A 2590IU 52%
Vitamin C 158mg 176%
Folate 154mcg 39%
Sodium 527mg 23%
Calcium 190mg 15%
Iron 5mg 27%
Magnesium 82mg 19%
Potassium 1184mg 25%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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