Summer Chicken and Shrimp Pasta for Two

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This is a quick and easy pasta dish perfect for a weeknight’s supper.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 2 servings


Dry whole wheat pasta

3 cups (750 mL)  

Olive oil

1 Tbsp (15 mL)  

Chicken breast, diced 

1 (1/2 lb/250 g)

Diced red onion

¼ cup (60 mL)

Cloves of garlic


Cherry tomatoes, cut in half

1 cup (250 mL)

Shrimp, peeled

10 medium 

Fresh baby spinach, washed

1 cup (250 mL)

Finely chopped fresh basil 

1 Tbsp (15 mL) or 1/2 tsp (5 mL) dried


1 tsp (5 mL)

Parmesan cheese

1 tsp (5 mL)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large fry pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes until fully cooked.
  4. Add the red onion, garlic, and tomato and sauté for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the shrimp and spinach and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Remove from the heat and toss in the basil, pepper and cheese. Serve immediately over the pasta.

Source: Recipe reprinted with permission of Dietitians of Canada from Simply Great Food, published by Robert Rose Inc, 2007 

Nutrition Information per serving 1 cup chicken and shrimp mixture and 1 1/2 cups pasta: 

Calories: 600 kcal

Protein: 60 g

Fat: 12 g

Carbohydrate: 67 g

Fibre: 9 g

Sodium: 190 mg

Calcium: 105 mg

Iron: 5 mg


Last Update – August 15, 2017

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