Monday, August 17, 2009

Pasta Marrakech with Chicken from Pasta & Garlic Low Fat Recipes that Work

Pasta Marrakech with Chicken from Pasta & Garlic Low Fat Recipes that Work
Serves 4
Fusili or spiral shaped pasta of your choice
3/4 pound dried or 1 pound fresh
8 cloves garlic, minced Hint Mama Raps Chopped Garlic for fast and easy useage
3 tablespoons, ginger root, peeled and grated
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves chopped
1/2 cup fat free chicken stock
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
6 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into thin bite sized pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup oil cured black olives, pitted and coarsely chopped Most peopl love olives but Charlie leaves them out
ground nutmeg, to taste
Advance Preparation - 30 minutes
Prepare a sauce by combining garlic, ginger, cilantro, mint, chicken stock, lemon juice, honey, cumin, paprika, cornstarch, and pepper flakes. Mix thoroughly and set aside. Cut Chicken into bite sized pieces and place into a plastic zipper lock freezer bag. Add 3 tablespoons of the sauce mixture, seal, shake well and allow chicken to marinate at least 1/2 hout but its best up to 8 hours in the refrigerator. Pit and chop olives.
Ingredients may be prepared up to 8 hours in advance if refrigerated.
Final Preparation - 15 minutes

1. Cook pasta in plenty of rapidly boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and reserve.
2. While the pasta cooks, preheat a large stir fry pan or skillet over high heat. Add olive oil. When oil gives off a wisp of smoke, add chicken and stir fry until it loses its raw outside color.
3. Add reserved sauce, olives and cooked pasta directly to the pan. Reduce heat to medium and stir and toss gently until everything is evenly combined and heated all the way through. Serve immediately striaght from the pan. Dust a little nutmeg over each serving at the table.
Nutrition Data
Calories 638
Calories from Fat 16.1%
Total Fat 11.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Sodium 632 mg
Carbohydrates 101 g
Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
Protein 34 g

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