Red Hot Fusilli
En Español (Spanish Version)

This lively low-saturated fat, cholesterol-free pasta dish contains lots of tomatoes and herbs and very little oil.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 cupCalories304Total Fat5 gSaturated Fatless than 1 gCholesterol0 mgSodium285 mgWith ChickenServing Size1 cupCalories398Total Fat7 gSaturated Fat1 gCholesterol44 mgSodium325 mg
Servings and Times
Servings4
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresOlive oil1 tablespoonGarlic, minced2 cloves  Fresh parsley¼ cupRipe tomatoes, chopped4 cupsFresh basil, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried basil)1 tablespoon  Oregano leaves, crushed (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano)1 tablespoonSalt¼ teaspoon Ground red pepper or cayenne to taste  Uncooked fusilli pasta (4 cups cooked)8 ouncesCooked chicken breasts, diced into ½-inch pieces (¾ pound raw) (optional)½ poundUnsalted water
  • Directions
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Sauté garlic and parsley until golden.
  • Add tomatoes and spices. Cook uncovered over low heat 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. If desired, add chicken and continue cooking for 15 minutes until chicken is heated through and sauce is thick.
  • Cook pasta firm in unsalted water. Drain.
  • To serve, spoon sauce over pasta and sprinkle with coarsely chopped parsley. Serve hot as a main dish and cold for the next day's lunch.






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