Racers’ Recipe: Greek Chicken Pasta

This chicken pasta is perfect for training.Since tomorrow is Labor Day, there’s no school and hopefully, no work.  It’s a time to relax, spend some time with the family and eat some good food.  As a college student, gourmet food is normally unheard of.  However, with no class, I was going to make a good dinner and reward myself for getting past the first two weeks of school.  I was looking for something that was good and good for training.  I came across this recipe on Allrecipes.com and it is easy and quick.  It’s a Greek Chicken Pasta and it’s pretty tasty. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound uncooked pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat – cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 (14 ounce) can marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lemons, wedged, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion, and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in the chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add the artichoke hearts, tomato, feta cheese, parsley, lemon juice, oregano and cooked pasta. Stir until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, season to taste with salt and pepper, and garnish with lemon wedges.

This recipe is really simple.  It incorporates the protein and complex carbs that are ideal for training.  Make sure the pasta is whole wheat and you can use extra virgin olive oil.  This yields 6 servings, so it is a good idea to make this one night and portion it out for the rest of the week.  You can also throw in some more vegetables of your choice, so you get some more nutritional benefit.  With a total prep and cooking time of less than 30 minutes, this is ideal for anyone.


Posted on Sep 06 2009, under Nutrition | 2 Comments »


2 Responses to “Racers’ Recipe: Greek Chicken Pasta”

  1. Like this!

  2. Its soooo good!

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