Diabetes Friendly Recipe-Chicken and Artichokes with Pasta

Our Chicken and Artichokes with Pasta recipe is an easy and delicious recipe to help you follow your diabetes meal plan.

Chicken and Artichokes with Pasta

Servings: 4; Serving size: 1 ¼ cups

¼ of 16 oz dry whole-grain spaghetti noodles, broken in half
2 Tbsp canola oil, divided
¾ lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, rinsed, patted dry, and cut into bite-size pieces
½ of 13.75 oz can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 cup (about 1 oz) packed baby spinach
½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup (1 oz) grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting any salt or fats.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, tilting to coat bottom. Add chicken and cook 4 minutes or until slightly browned, stirring frequently. Add artichokes and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add remaining canola oil and garlic to skillet and cook 15 seconds over medium heat. Remove from heat; add drained pasta, chicken mixture, spinach, basil, and salt. Toss gently, yet thoroughly, to blend. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Fresh tip: Adding the spinach leaves and basil at the very end allows the leaves to wilt slightly while retaining their vibrant color and flavor.

Nutrition Information
1 ½ Starch
1 Vegetable
3 Lean Meat
1 Fat

Calories: 310
Calories from Fat: 110
Total Fat: 12 g
Saturated Fat: 2.2 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 55 mg
Sodium: 370 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 24 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 1 g
Protein: 26 g


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