21-Day Fix Mac n Cheese

Monday, March 9, 2015

Course: Main Dish
Categories: Pasta
Source: www.TeamBeachbody.com

Serving size: 1
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients

1 small chicken breast (will portion out to 1 red)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 cup whole grain pasta shells 2 yellow
1 cup baby spinach 1 green
1/4 cup cheddar and american cheese, mixed 1 blue
Pinch of garlic powder
Pinch of onion powder
Fresh cracked black pepper
Squirt of lemon juice

Directions

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the chicken breast and cook for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. Transfer to a cutting board or plate and shred. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of each of the following: Garlic powder, onion powder, paprika. Portion out 3/4 cup (1 red) and set aside.

Bring another pot of water to a boil. Add 1 cup of whole grain pasta shells (2 yellow) and cook according to the package direction. Reserve a 1/2 cup of the pasta water before draining.

Add the cooked pasta back to the warm pan along with 3/4 cup of shredded chicken (1 red), 1 cup of baby spinach (1 green) and 1/4 cup (1 blue) of cheddar and american cheese, mixed. Add in the reserved pasta water as needed to help wilt the spinach and melt the cheese.

Season with a pinch of garlic and onion powder, freshly cracked black pepper and a squirt of lemon juice to taste and enjoy!

Brenda
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