Chicken Asparagus Feta Pasta

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One of the sure signs that spring has sprung is the sight of asparagus shoots! Asparagus is low in calories and a great source fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K.  It’s a great CKD friendly vegetable due to its low potassium, phosphorus and sodium content.

Using a small amount of feta is a great way to add a punch of flavor without adding too much sodium to the dish.  

Next time you make this recipe, try shrimp instead of chicken!

Chicken Asparagus Feta Pasta Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus spears, cut into 1” pieces (approx. 2 cups)
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 16 ounces penne pasta, cooked, drained
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preparation

  1. Warm 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken, and season with pepper and garlic powder. Cook chicken until cooked through and browned, about 5-10 minutes. Remove chicken to paper towels.
  2. Pour chicken broth into the skillet. Add asparagus, chopped garlic, a pinch of garlic powder, oregano and pepper.
  3. Cover and steam until the asparagus is just tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Return chicken to the skillet, and warm through.
  5. Stir chicken mixture into pasta and mix well. Let sit about 5 minutes.
  6. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, stir again, and then sprinkle with feta cheese.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition per serving (4 servings per recipes):  376kcal, 110mg sodium, 243mg potassium, 193mg phosphorus

Source

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