Scrumptious Pesto Recipe Series: Chicken, Broccoli, Edamame, and Snow Peas over Edamame-based Spaghetti. (Recipe # 2 of a total of 3 for this week)
I came across this new product while I was shopping at Costco; Organic Edamame Spaghetti. I checked the ingredients and nutrition chart in the box. To my surprise this product contains only 2 ingredients, and it is packed with protein and fiber. So, I decided to try it out and made this dish. As you can see my recipe contains 100% healthy ingredients. The result was great. The spaghetti tasted almost like the regular multigrain Angel Hair Pasta and there wasn’t much difference in texture. If you come across this pasta in the grocery store, maybe you want to try it also.
Approximate Total Cost: $13.15 (or $3.29/serving)
Prep and Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes.
Regular Pasta: If you don’t use Edamame pasta, boil ½ a box of Barilla Whole Grain spaghetti. (Walmart = $1.38)
Edamame pasta: For this pasta use the amount you would use for 4 servings. (Costco= $7.50; your cost will be: $1.25)
(See the photos in my slide show for explanations.The box renders the equivalent of 6pks. of 12 oz. regular spaghetti pack. You will only need to use the equivalent of 1 regular pack in this recipe and will still have pasta in the box for many dinners to come.)
1 large skinless-boneless chicken breast (@$1.99/lb.) (You will need only 1 cut in small pieces = $1.25)
5 cloves of chopped garlic (.25)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 bag of frozen Edamame Peas: (Wegman’s = ($2.75)
3 tbsp. olive oil to season the chicken, to stir fry the veggies and to drizzle over the dish before serving (.40)
1 med size onion cut in wedges (.50)
1 small broccoli head ($1.25)
1 handful of snow peas (.50)
1 avocado ($1.)
2 -3 tbsps. Pesto ($2.50) (See my link)
¼ cup Parmesan Cheese (to sprinkle over the finished dish) ($1.50)
Cut the chicken breast in small pieces (scroll down to see a photo) add the garlic, oil, season well and sauté.
In another skillet, sauté the onion, broccoli, frozen edamame (and the snow peas towards the end).
Add the sauté chicken, stir and set aside.
Boil the edamame spaghetti according to the package. (Or if you are using other pasta, boil accordingly)
Drain your pasta; (save ¼ cup of the water) add the sauté chicken, veggies and Pesto. It will look healthy green.
To serve: Using a large soup plate, serve a reasonable “small” portion of the finished pasta, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Serve with 2 sides, avocado and a salad if you wish.
Pesto Recipe Link: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/angies-homemade-basil-pesto-sauce
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