I used no ordinary pasta to soak up the sauces of Chicken Cutlets with Brussels Sprout-Chive Sauce. I made this recipe with Al Dente’s latest creation;Bona Chia Spinach Fettuccini.
According to the Al Dente pasta web site, “…chia (is) a rediscovered ancient grain and superfood. -twice the protein of any other seed or grain; -five times more calcium than milk; -more fiber than bran cereal; -twice the potassium of bananas; -three times more iron than spinach -more antioxidants than blueberries. -nutritionally superior to flax and soy -possesses the richest non-marine whole food source of dietary fiber and Omega-3.”
Slice chicken, sandwich-style, to make cutlets.
Whew. I’ve been looking for more ways to get chia seeds in my diet, and Al Dente has presented me with another easy and tantalizing option! To my palate the addition of chia seeds did not compromise Al Dente’s inimitable texture and bite.
Recently I used chia seeds when making a quinoa flake-based chocolate pancakes and have been sprinkling chia seeds in my oatmeal every morning. The seeds add a bit of poppy texture, and incorporating them into pasta is a brilliant way to deliciously, subtly employ this super grain into your diet.
Seasonal asparagus may be subbed for the brussels.
The recent explosion of chives in my garden balanced the tart acidity of wine and tang of the top-drawer Parmesan I used in this recipe. In season asparagus could easily be substituted for the brussels sprouts, but the simmer time would have to be reduced.
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