Chicken Ragu with Whole Wheat Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Ragu with Whole Wheat Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Ragu with Whole Wheat Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 6 servings



Adapted from Rachael Ray. Great to serve with a mushroom crostini. I have listed a vegetarian version of this as Tofu Chick'n Ragu with Whole Wheat Pasta.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Ragu with Whole Wheat Pasta

1 pound whole-wheat pasta (rigatoni)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 oz pancetta
1 1/2 pound chicken thighs, chopped into small bite-sized pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, peeled and grated
4 g (2-3 sprigs) fresh rosemary, leaves stripped and finely chopped
4 g (1) bay leaf
1/2 cup Marsala
28 ounce diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup baby spinach
1 pinch of ground nutmeg
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp heavy cream
4 tbsp Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/2 cup basil leaves, torn

Recipe Directions for Chicken Ragu with Whole Wheat Pasta

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Toss with a little olive oil and set aside.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Brown the pancetta 3 to 4 minutes then add chicken and brown evenly 5 to 6 minutes. Add the onions and garlic to the chicken. Stir in grated carrots. Season with salt, pepper, and rosemary and cook until vegetables are soft.

  3. Add the Marsala to chicken and vegetables, stir and reduce a minute then add tomatoes and crush with wooden spoon. Add bay leaf. Simmer, half covered, for 15 minutes to thicken and combine flavors. Add nutmeg.

  4. Toss the pasta with the chicken ragu. Add the vinegar, cream, spinach, and cheese. Garnish with some torn basil and serve immediately.

Categories

Chicken, Pasta, Main Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 408.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
653
Calories from Fat
186
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.7g
32%
Saturated Fat
5.6g
28%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
118mg
39%
Sodium
364mg
15%
Potassium
784mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
65.5g
22%
Dietary Fiber
9.6g
38%
Sugars
5.0g
Protein
48.9g
Vitamin A 72% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 11% Iron 43%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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