Mediterranean Chicken and Penne

Mediterranean Chicken and Penne

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    Ingredients

    Nonstick cooking spray 8 ounces penne pasta
    2 teaspoons olive oil 8 pitted black olives, sliced
    1/2 onion, peeled, diced fine 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
    2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced 1 teaspoon oregano
    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    directions

    Prep: 50 min Total:
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    • 1

      Liberally spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add oil and heat over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until onions are soft, about 3-4 minutes.

    • 2

      Fill large saucepan with 2 inches water. Place chicken breast in steaming basket (or stainless colander) and place in saucepan. Bring water to boil and steam chicken for 7 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let sit 2-3 minutes until chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink inside. Remove chicken from basket, cover and let cool. When cooled, cut into 1 inch chunks.

    • 3

      Add chicken chunks, olives, basil and oregano to skillet with onion. Turn to medium heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

    • 4

      In large mixing bowl, toss chicken with hot penne; sprinkle top with cheese. Serve immediately.

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