Weight Watcher’s Linguine with Chicken and Tomato Ragu

After making two desserts for Easter I decided a  Weight Watcher’s recipe was due to be posted which I have adapted.  I do not think I ever follow a recipe 100 % as a I always seem to add or change something.  This dish is part of my backlog of recipes that I made during the past year or two and never posted.  You know how it is, there was always something better to post!   This pasta dish with a red sauce has  lots of good flavors including the addition of some bacon crumbled up.

Weight Watcher's Linguine with Chicken and Tomato Ragu

  • 5 oz. uncooked linguine
  • 2 center-cut bacon slices
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 (28 oz.) can unsalted whole tomatoes in puree, undrained (I used a can of crushed tomatoes)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded (see cooking method below)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 oz. (1/4 cup) shaved Pecorino Romano cheese

This time I used chicken tenderloins and marinated them for a couple of hours  in 1/4 cup olive oil,  juice from half of a lemon, a little salt, pepper and garlic powder.  I cooked them on  my indoor grill pan; if the weather is nice I like to grill them on my outdoor electric grill instead.

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.  Fry bacon slices until crisp; drain and crumble up.  Add the onion to the drippings in the skillet and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.

Chop up the tomatoes with kitchen shears and add to the onion.  If you use crushed tomatoes you do not have to do this step.  Cook a few minutes or until the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.  Add bacon, chicken and next 3 ingredients and  cook a few minutes or until heated through; stir in cooked pasta.  Divide mixture among 4 plates and top with shaved cheese.

Weight Watcher’s 9 PointsPlus for 1-1/2 cups pasta mixture and 1 tbsp. cheese

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2014/04/28/weight-watcher…nd-tomato-ragu/  

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11 thoughts on “Weight Watcher’s Linguine with Chicken and Tomato Ragu

  1. Great pasta dish, Judi! The ingredients sound simple, yet full of flavor. I’m adding the linguine to my grocery list right now… I too, could use a lighter meal!

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