Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Milano Chicken with Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Broccoli and Cauliflower for the Whole Family

I found this recipe in the 30 minute meals or less section of Simple & Delicious magazine. Now you know I love a yummy quick meal, so I had to give this recipe a shot.  I modified it to make it a little healthier and more kid friendly. It was a big hit with the whole family and it really did take 30 minutes or less! You can serve this to your whole family starting 10+ months.



Here's what you need for 4 to 6 servings:
12 oz whole wheat spaghetti
1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast tenders
1 tbsp minced garlic
4 1/2 tsp olive oil
3/4 tsp dried parsley flakes
3/4 tsp pepper, divided
1/4 cup flax meal
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 cups fresh organic broccoli florets and cauliflower
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/2 lemon

Cook pasta according to package, drain and set aside. While pasta is cooking, saute garlic in 4 1/2 tsp olive oil in a large deep skillet for 1 minute. Stir in parsley and 1/2 tsp pepper. Remove to a small bowl and set aside. Combine flax meal, flour, basil, salt and remaining pepper in a shallow bowl. Whisk eggs in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken tenders into egg and then dredge in flax meal mixture. Cook chicken in 2 tsp olive oil over medium high heat in the same skillet for 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove chicken to a plate and cut into bite size pieces and set aside. Pour chicken broth into the same skillet over medium high heat and add broccoli and cauliflower, cover and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add spaghetti and chicken back into skillet. Pour garlic mixture over spaghetti, chicken and veggies and toss to coat. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over pasta and toss to coat again. Serve and enjoy! Remember to cut your little one's portion up into bite size pieces.

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