Nov 26, 2021 2 min read

This delicious recipe is easy and quick. You can throw it together in less than half an hour on a busy weeknight and have a filling and satisfying meal with simple ingredients that bring a wealth of flavors and textures.

Chorizo adds the taste of chili, cumin, coriander, cloves, and oregano. Fresh garlic and basil add more savory flavors. Sun-dried tomatoes and chicken give substance to the pasta dish, while kale and basil add brightness and even more flavor. Sour cream makes it creamy and delicious. And the pasta ties it all together in a hearty, filling dish.

But it is low in carbs and super high in fiber thanks to ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low-Carb Pasta Penne. Each serving has only 8 grams of net carbs, including 36 grams of dietary fiber. That means you can fit this into a keto or low-carb diet. 

If you are looking for a lower-calorie dish for weight loss, this can be the one! ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low-Carb Pasta Penne has only 55 calories per serving. And chorizo may not be the lowest-calorie ingredient, but just a little goes a long way! The recipe calls for only 4 ounces, and you can swap in plant-based chorizo with no problem. It is fine to use fat-free sour cream or non-fat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to further cut calories.

Recipe for Low-Carb Chicken and Chorizo Penne Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kale

Makes 4 servings 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low-Carb Pasta Penne
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil 
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 12 ounces of boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 4 ounces of chorizo, diced
  • 1 ½ cups of kale, chopped
  • ¾ cup of sour cream
  • ½ cup of chopped or julienne sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil leaves
  • (optional) ¼ to ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Optional garnishes and toppings: sliced avocado, fresh basil, shredded cheddar cheese.

Instructions:

  1. Cook the ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low-Carb Pasta Penne according to package instructions. Boil water and cook it until it is nearly al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving ½ cup of cooking liquid. Set the pasta aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the garlic and cook for a minute. Add the chicken and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
  3. Add the chorizo, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and kale to the skillet, and cook for two minutes. Stir in the sour cream and turn off the heat.
  4. Cut the chicken breast into cubes or bite-sized pieces and return it to the skillet. Stir in salt and pepper to taste and red pepper flakes if using them. Mix thoroughly, then add 2 to 4 tablespoons of reserved pasta water if needed to thin the sauce. 
  5. Plate the pasta and top it with the sauce. 
  6. Add any additional toppings, such as avocado, fresh basil, or cheddar cheese. Serve and enjoy!
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