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Heart-Healthy Chicken With Whole Wheat Pasta

By Bobby Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 1 lb whole wheat angel hair pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 pints halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pitted and halved kalamata olives
  • 1/2 clove thinly sliced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 bunch chopped fresh parsley


Bring large pot of salted water to a boil.

Preheat grill pan to medium high. Pound chicken to 1/4 –inch thin.

Drizzle chicken breast with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Place on preheated grill, let cook 4 minutes on each side. Remove and slice.

Cook angel hair pasta according to package directions, roughly 4 minutes.

Heat olive oil in a large high sided skillet over medium high heat. Add tomatoes, olives, and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes.

Reserve a few tablespoons starchy pasta water. Drain pasta. Reserve ¼ -1/2 cup starchy cooking liquid. Toss drained pasta with cooked tomatoes and Kalamata olives, butter and sliced chicken. Garnish with chopped parsley and drizzle with Extra-Virgin olive oil.