Rosemary Olive Chicken Fusilli

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 20 min.
Loaded with flavor and sure to satisfy, this easy pasta dish is an excellent choice for dinner in a hurry.


  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 oz bacon, chopped
  • 12 oz chicken breast, sliced into 2-inch strips
  • 1 1/2 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup pinenuts
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) broccoli rabe, boiled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup olives
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 quart (1 1/4 pounds) cooked fusilli pasta
  • 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 ounce) shaved parmesan cheese


  • Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook for 2-3 minutes until fat is rendered.
  • Stir in chicken, season with rosemary, salt and pepper flakes and cook for 4-6 minutes until browned. Add pinenuts and garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, then pour in wine. Mix in broccoli rabe, olives and chicken stock and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Toss with pasta and extra virgin olive oil and cook until heated through. Remove from heat and top with parmesan cheese just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 629
  Calories from Fat 289 (46%)
(51%)Total Fat 33g
(31%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
(23%)Cholesterol 70mg
(37%)Sodium 877mg
(19%)Potassium 668mg
Total Carbohydrate 49g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(65%)Protein 33g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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