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Poppin' Pasta


7 Servings14 Servings28 Servings
Chicken, boneless, skinless, diced1 lb2 lb4 lb
Pasta, whole grain1.25 cups2.5 cups5 cups
Broccoli, frozen, chopped0.75 cup1.5 cup3 cup
Tomatoes, chopped1 cup2 cup4 cup
Pepper, black1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp
Garlic1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp
Lemon juice0.5 lemon1 lemon2 lemon
Oregano, ground1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp
Olive oil1 Tbsp2 Tbsp4 Tbsp


  1. 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. 2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in skillet.
  3. 3. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces.
  4. 4. Add spices and lemon juice to oil.
  5. 5. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink inside.
  6. 6. Add vegetables to chicken and cook until they are tender.
  7. 7. Add vegetable and chicken mixture to pasta.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 3/4 cup (138g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 From Fat 44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sat. Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Total Carb 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 4% Iron 15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Food For Thought

This dish can also be made with mixed canned or frozen vegetables. Choose different shapes of pasta to make the dish appealing for kids.

CACFP Crediting

For 3-5 year olds; Lunch/Supper. Must serve all of the following:

  • Grain/Bread
  • Fruit/Vegetable
  • Meat/Meat Alternate