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Magnesium-Rich Marry Me Chicken Pasta

Indulge in a delectable twist on the viral Marry Me Chicken Pasta with our Magnesium-Rich version! We've made some ingredient swaps to boost the nutritional content, making this dish not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients like magnesium. Magnesium is crucial for muscle function, heart health, and overall well-being, so we've chosen ingredients that naturally contain this vital mineral.

Magnesium-Rich Marry Me Chicken Pasta

Ingredients:

For the chicken:

  • 4 organic, free-range chicken breasts (about 600g), skinless and boneless, cut into bite-sized pieces (always opt for organic when possible to avoid additives)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 15mL extra virgin olive oil

For the pasta:

  • 225g chickpea penne pasta (swapping to this alternative will increase the fibre and protein content)
  • Water for boiling

For the creamy sun-dried tomato sauce:

  • 15mL extra virgin olive oil ( heart-healthy fats and packed with magnesium)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15mL all-purpose flour
  • 240mL low-sodium chicken broth
  • 240mL coconut milk 
  • 60g grated plant-based Parmesan cheese ( Opt for a reduced-fat or plant-based Parmesan cheese alternative to lower the saturated fat content)
  • 60g sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 5mL paprika
  • 5mL Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped, for garnish
  • Fresh cherry tomatoes,  for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Chicken: Season the chicken breast pieces with salt and pepper. In a skillet, heat 15mL of extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes until no longer pink and cooked through. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and set aside.

  2. Cook the Pasta: In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the penne pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta and set aside.

  3. Prepare the Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce: In the same skillet used for the chicken, add 15mL of extra virgin olive oil. Sauté the minced garlic until fragrant. Stir in the flour to create a roux.

  4. Add Liquid Ingredients and Cheese: Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and coconut milk. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth.

  5. Stir in Remaining Ingredients: Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes, paprika, and Italian seasoning to the sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer the sauce for a few minutes until thickened.

  6. Combine and Serve: Return the cooked chicken to the skillet along with the cooked pasta. Stir to coat the chicken and pasta in the creamy sauce.

  7. Garnish: Sprinkle chopped fresh basil leaves and some chopped cherry tomatoes before serving.

  8. Enjoy! 

By incorporating magnesium-rich ingredients and making simple swaps for a healthier alternative, we've transformed this dish into a nourishing meal that promotes overall well-being. Whether you're cooking for a special occasion or simply craving a comforting dinner, our Magnesium-Rich Marry Me Chicken Pasta is sure to satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body. 

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