Chicken and Bean Pasta

Servings 6 people


  • 1 pound Rigatoni pasta OR another medium pasta shape
  • 15 ounces black beans drained and rinsed or homemade
  • 2 cups boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and chopped
  • Optional garnishes:
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese shredded
  • Roma plum tomatoes diced
  • green onions chopped
  • cilantro chopped


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Cook and chop chicken.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the beans; set aside.
  • Arrange pasta on dinner plates; top with beans and chicken and garnishes of your choice.


NUTRITION per serving: 427 Calories; 3g Fat; 32g Protein; 66g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 46mg Cholesterol; 275mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat. Points: 10 SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve a big salad on the side. VEGETARIAN: Omit chicken and double the black beans. KOSHER: Skip the dairy garnishes. GLUTEN FREE: Make sure beans and salsa (if using) are gluten free and use gluten free pasta.
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