This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta in this dish.
"It's time for spice, and the lucky spice is... paprika! 'Oh thank you, thank you! You've made me the happiest spice in the world!"
-Neal Israel & Pat Proft
Smoked paprika is amazing. It brings a great earthy tone to food, like bacon or prosciutto does, but without any added calories. This recipe is great with shrimp or salmon in place of the chicken.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes (does not include chilling time)
This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers.
|8 ounces||whole wheat or gluten-free penne pasta|
|16 ounces||boneless, skinless chicken thighs|
|4 Tbsp||2% milk|
|4 Tbsp||reduced fat mayonnaise|
|6 Tbsp||reduced fat sour cream|
|2 tsp||smoked paprika|
|1/4 tsp||cayenne pepper|
|1/2 tsp||dried oregano|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|3 large||ribs celery (diced)|
|2 medium||green onions (sliced crosswise)|
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Place the water in a medium stock pot over high heat.
When the water boils, add the pasta and stir.
Place the chicken thighs in a large skillet and place the skillet in the oven.
Place the milk, mayonnaise, sour cream, paprika, cayenne, oregano, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk until smooth and then place in the refrigerator to chill.
When the pasta is tender (about 12 to 15 minutes for whole wheat and about 20 minutes for gluten free), drain and rinse under cool water.
When the chicken is cooked (about 20 minutes - check to see that the temperature is 160°F), remove and set on a cutting board.
Allow the chicken to cool for about 5 minutes and cut into 1/2 inch dice.
Allow the chicken to cool for another 5 minutes.
Add the chicken, pasta, celery, and green onions to the bowl with the dressing.
Toss well and chill before serving.
Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 429||Calories from Fat 108|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 12g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||16%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 51g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||21%|
|Vitamin A 23%||Vitamin C 7%|
|Calcium 12%||Iron 23%|
|Vitamin K 33 mcg||Potassium 601 mg|
|Magnesium 117 mg|