This was my impromptu dinner idea. I cooked Whole Wheat angel hair pasta, I had a jar of Barilla garlic flavored tomato sauce, I had some chicken tenders in the freezer.
I cooked the pasta, and set it aside. In a skillet I sprayed Pam cooking spray and turned the skillet on medium to heat up. In a separate dish, I put corn meal and Italian spices (I didn’t have bread crumbs). I dredged each chicken tender into the corn meal, and placed it in the skillet. I cooked the chicken tenders about 3.5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. To assemble, I measured out 1 cup of pasta, place 2 chicken tenders on top, poured a 1/2 cup of the sauce and 1/2 ounce of mozzarella cheese, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
- I had 2 ounces of chicken with the corn meal breading – 113 calories
- I cup whole wheat pasta – 210 calories
- 1/2 cup sauce 60 calories
- 1/2 ounce mozzarella cheese – 40 calories
423 calories for the whole meal! It was a big portion and I felt like I had a fancy dinner!