Roasted Garlic Asparagus Chicken Spaghetti

 

I would truly appreciate it if you could help keep Apple of My Eye running and share this recipe on Pinterest!500 calorie healthy Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti! Packed with 37 grams of protein and done in a flash! Getting photos for this dish was a hassle. For some reason, the sun has been refusing to come out, which left me frustrated when it came to getting good quality lighting. I swear, the clouds were being purposefully spiteful to mock me. Rude. 

When I first cooked this beauty up, I had to wait three whole hours to get a bit of sunshine to peak through my window. When I saw it, it was GO GO GO time. Cue the mission impossible theme song, because this girl was on a mission. 

And you know what? It was worth it. I completely believe that you eat with your eyes first, and running a food blog sortakindamaybe requires that my photography be up to par. And look! Sparkly parmesan! Juicy chicken! Woohoo! I win!

500 calorie healthy Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti! Packed with 37 grams of protein and done in a flash!

The beauty of this recipe comes with its simplicity. You take a bunch of fresh and healthy ingredients, throw them together, and you’re bound to end up with something good! Adding a small but tastebud-worthy twist comes with roasting the asparagus with garlic beforehand, giving the dish an extra flavor boost. 

And I mean, seriously, could healthy comfort food get any better? Cheesy goodness blended with savory chicken and an extra crunch of texture from the garlic-y asparagus. 

So go ahead! Toss that gorgeous emerald asparagus with some chicken, extra garlic (can you tell I <3 it?), cherry tomatoes, onions, and parmesan cheese and you’re in for a healthy meal done in no time at all! 

500 calorie healthy Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti! Packed with 37 grams of protein and done in a flash!

All in all, one big ol’ serving of steamy hot pasta has less that 500 calories and 37 grams of protein! Be kind to your body and satisfy your pasta cravings with this healthy substitute instead of reaching for a calorie and saturated fat-laden alfredo from your nearby pasta joint. 

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get eatin’!

500 calorie healthy Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti! Packed with 37 grams of protein and done in a flash!

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Roasted Garlic Asparagus Chicken Pasta
 
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Delicious, fresh, and healthy! This comfort spaghetti dish is perfect for a busy weeknight.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 10 spears of asparagus
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • ¾ lb chicken breast or thighs, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lb spaghetti, cooked
  • ¾ cup fresh parmesan cheese, shredded
  • fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lay out the asparagus on a baking dish and sprinkle with the chopped garlic, ½ tbsp olive oil, and salt and pepper, tossing to combine. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until fork-tender. Remove from oven, cut each spear into thirds, and set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan, heat one tbsp of olive oil. Pan fry the cubed chicken until almost done, then add in the remaining 1 tbsp of oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes, and onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add in the roasted asparagus. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss together the chicken mixture, cooked pasta, and parmesan cheese. Season with plenty of salt and pepper to taste. Top with chopped basil and serve hot!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼th recipe Calories: 480 Fat: 18g Saturated fat: 4.6g Carbohydrates: 44.5g Sugar: 2g Fiber: 5.6g Protein: 37g Cholesterol: 60mg

 

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  1. says

    Mmm, looks delish! It’s about time I bring asparagus back into my life:) So cool you’re from California. We (husband and I) did a trip down the Coast last year from SF to LA. What area are you from? I want to move there, btw. Preferably Santa Barbara:)
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  2. says

    Bahaha I have no clue about food photography (duh, I only know #selfies) but your pictures always make me jealous that I don’t get to eat your food all day e’rrrrryday!! <3 I can't imagine how intense it got when it was time to photograph this dish!!!

  3. Mama Reece says

    Love it! Made it for dinner last night and it was delicious Christine! A keeper. Thanks for sharing sweetie!

  4. says

    I just want to express my appreciation for this realistic view on nutrition. Too often I see dinner recipes touting themselves as being under 300 calories, or under 200. So at that rate, you’d be eating 600 calories per day? It makes no sense! A 500-calorie dinner is totally reasonable, especially when it looks as delicious and healthful as this! Can’t wait to try it out.
    • says

      You know what? I’m SO glad you feel the same way! For me, a dinner is “low calorie” if it’s under 600. In my opinion, women need to be more reasonable about what their bodies need to function properly and realize that it’s infinitely more important to actually EAT than to diet their way to skin and bones. I’m pretty sure I’d eat off my hand if I had a mere 200-300 calories per dinner! Thanks for the comment! This made my day :)

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