This is a wonderful chicken pasta dinner I concocted. The balsamic vinegar lends an interesting kick. Olive oil and cayenne pepper adds a smooth/hot flavor. Topped with cheese, you just can't go wrong. Serves 6.

1 16-oz box of pasta (your choice, but I used Penne)
3 chicken breasts, cubed
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (or more, to your taste!)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp parsley
1 tbsp italian seasoning
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 onion, chopped
2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced 
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Prepare pasta according to box instructions, drain and set aside.

Spray a pan with nonstick spray and saute chicken till all the pink is gone. Set aside.

In a pot, mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cayenne pepper, parsley and italian seasoning. Heat and add sliced grape tomatoes and onions. Mix well. Cover and simmer for about 10-15 minutes till tomatoes are juicy and skins are a bit loose. Add the reserved chicken and mix well. Then add the prepared pasta and toss everything together well.

Spray a casserole with nonstick spray and pour the pasta mix in. Top with the cheeses and pop in a preheated 350F oven for about 15 minutes or so, till cheese is melted and bubbly. Let sit for a few minutes, and sprinkle a little more parsley on top. Serve!

11 points a serving! This is mild, satisfying and filling. Enjoy it!
 
 
This takes only about 20 minutes and my family loves it. My husband loves crab and curry brings out the flavor! Try it, it'll knock your socks off! Can be served hot or cool. Serves 6.

2 pounds Imitation Crab, cubed (if you want to use real crab, yes you can!!)
1 bell pepper, sliced, your choice color
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic
8 oz pasta of your choice (I used Rigatoni)

For the Dressing:

1 cup mayonnaise (I used Fat Free Miracle Whip)
3 tsps curry powder
1 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp parsley

Prepare pasta as directed on the box. Drain and set aside.

Spray a pot with nonstick spray and saute the bell pepper, onion and garlic till tender. Add the Crab and mix together well. Cover and let simmer on medium for about 10 minutes or so.

While the crab is simmering, in a small mixing bow l, mix together the mayonnaise, curry powder, paprika, cayenne pepper and parsley. Blend well.


In a big bowl, mix together the pasta, crab and dressing. Toss together, making sure everything is incorporated. 

Only 7 points a serving! Dig in, and I mean it!