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Salsa Chicken With Pasta Recipe
|Garlic cloves||4 Small|
|Olive oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Ground chicken/Turkey||1 Pound|
|Salsa||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Mild Or Hot)|
|Spaghetti sauce/Tomato puree||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Black pepper||To Taste|
|Grated extra sharp cheddar/Monterey jack cheese||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Calories 852 Calories from Fat 313
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36 g55.4%
Saturated Fat 9.5 g47.4%
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 127.4 mg
Sodium 951.3 mg39.6%
Total Carbohydrates 93 g30.9%
Dietary Fiber 10.5 g42.1%
Sugars 10.4 g
Protein 44 g87.1%
Vitamin A 171.4% Vitamin C 19.7%
Calcium 31.8% Iron 22.2%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
2. Meanwhile, finely chop the carrots in a food processor. Add the garlic cloves and process until the garlic is minced, a few seconds longer.
3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrots and garlic, lower the heat to medium, and simmer until the carrots begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the ground chicken and cook until crumbled and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Break up the clumps of meat by mashing them against the bottom of the skillet with the side of a wooden spoon.
4. While the chicken is cooking, chop or puree the salsa in the food processor or blender. When the chicken is cooked, add the salsa and the spaghetti sauce. Cover and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
5. Drain the pasta and divide it among 4 plates. Spoon the sauce over each portion and serve immediately. Pass the grated cheese separately, as you like.