Monday, March 1, 2010

Recipe of the Week - Moroccan-Style Ziti with Chicken

My husband made this for us yesterday and I realized that a lot of the ingredients are on sale at Shaw's this week.  It was fantastic!  Red lettering is Shaw's pricing babble. 

Moroccan-Style Ziti with Chicken  (From the "Take 5" Weight Watchers cookbook)
Serves 4
Points:  8

1 lbs boneless, skinless Chicken breast cut in pieces ($1.99/lbs this week at Shaw's)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 medium onion (probably .40 cents)
1/2 teaspoon curry powder (should be in your cabinet?  Only .89 at the Christmas Tree Shop! ;)  )
1 14 1/2 oz. can of diced tomatoes ($1 for a 28 oz can.  Use half and it's .50)
1/2 pound of ziti or penne, cooked (We have pasta stocked in our home, but Barilla Plus is $1.89 a box or you could get Shaw's brand for around $1.25)

Sprinkle the chicken with the salt & pepper.  Heat a skillet and set on high heat.  Spray with cooking spray.  Add chicken and cook turning until pieces are brown.  Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.

Reduce the heat, add onion and cook until lightly browned.  Stir in the curry poder and cook until fragrant.  Return the chicken to the skillet and add tomatoes and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the flavors blend and the chicken is cooked (about 20 minutes).

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions.  Mix pasta in the pan with the chicken and sauce.  Makes four servings. 

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