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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  376
  • Protein  18 g
  • Carbohydrates  49 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  25 mg
  • Sodium  110 mg
  • Potassium  243 mg
  • Phosphorus  193 mg
  • Calcium  58 mg
  • Fiber  2.9 g

Feta Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

DaVita dietitian Jill presents a zesty and kidney-friendly taste of Italy and Greece that’s excellent for lunch or dinner, Feta Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jill from California.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 pound slender asparagus spears
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 16 ounces penne pasta, uncooked
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preparation

  1. Trim asparagus and cut on diagonal into 1” pieces. Cut chicken into cubes.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add pasta, and cook as instructed on box or about 8 to 10 minutes. Do not add salt. Drain, and set aside.
  3. Warm 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken, and season with pepper and garlic powder. Cook until chicken is cooked through and browned, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken to paper towels.
  4. Pour chicken broth into the skillet. Add asparagus, chopped garlic, a pinch more of garlic powder, oregano and pepper.
  5. Cover and steam until the asparagus is just tender, about 5 minutes.
  6. Return chicken to the skillet, and warm through.
  7. Stir chicken mixture into pasta and mix well. Let sit about 5 minutes.
  8. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, stir again, and then sprinkle with feta cheese.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 3 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

3

Helpful hints

    • One-pound fresh asparagus yields approximately 2 cups when trimmed.
    • Feta cheese is very high in sodium. This dish was made low sodium by limiting feta to 1/4 cup, omitting salt and using low-sodium broth.
 

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Feta Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

kfarrowatl says:

4

I found that using an ENTIRE 16oz pkg of penne makes this dish pasta-heavy. Next time I would only use 3/4 of the box. Otherwise, very good and flavorful!

Nov. 13, 2011, 12:24 AM - Inappropriate review?

Feta Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

165mustang says:

5

This recipe was really easy to make and was very good. Flavorful and filling. Will definately make again.

Nov. 09, 2011, 4:14 PM - Inappropriate review?

Feta Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

angel6608 says:

5

This recipe was wonderful! I will defintely make it again, both my husband and I enjoyed it.

Feb. 25, 2011, 1:58 PM - Inappropriate review?

Feta Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

sfrancis1 says:

5

I am not a dialysis patient, however I am a dialysis nurse. I was seeking healthy recipes for my family. The chicken and feta cheese was absolutely delicious. I felt good knowing I was giving my family something healthy.

Jul. 05, 2010, 2:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

Feta Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

says:

5

Delicious and tasty. One of our favorites.

Nov. 28, 2009, 2:19 PM - Inappropriate review?

Feta Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

nannamommy says:

5

This is a great recipe. Easy to make and my family loves it.

Jul. 26, 2009, 2:06 PM - Inappropriate review?

Feta Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

randolph says:

5

Oh my - made this for a special "date" with my husband - soooo delicious - I used to make my own feta, so this satisfied a craving that I was having as well. Thanks so much for these wonderful recipes - they make me feel "human" again! And, this will be a special one for us to repeat!

Jul. 20, 2008, 3:13 PM - Inappropriate review?

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