Pasta in a Chicken Sauce

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This meat sauce is at its best when used over either «rigatoni» or «tortiglioni», two types of short pasta, with deep grooves on the outer surface to better retain the sauce («riga» stands for «groove»).

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 15 min
290 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Heart-healthy


100 g tortiglioni, or penne 1 1/3 cup
1/2 cup Chicken Sauce for Pasta 125 mL
1 1/2 tbsp pasta cooking water 23 mL
1 tsp butter, unsalted 5 g
4 tsp Parmesan cheese [optional] 4 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.


  1. Cook the pasta.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the chicken sauce for pasta in a saucepan over low heat. Add the specified amount of pasta cooking water to dilute the sauce a bit, and warm up just a few minutes.
  3. Put the drained tortiglioni back into the pasta cooking pot, add the sauce and mix well. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired and serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (140g)


% Daily Value




8 g

12 %

Saturated 1.8 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

10 %


30 mg


230 mg

10 %


41 g

14 %


3 g

11 %


3 g


13 g

Vitamin A

18 %

Vitamin C

7 %


4 %


10 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ½ serving
Grain Products : 1 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving


This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low  :
Saturated Fat
Source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Good source of  :
Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin A
Excellent source of  :
Diet-related health claims  :


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2 ½
Vegetables ½
Milk and Alternatives 0
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Pasta | Poultry | First courses/Appetizers | Heart-healthy | Low Saturated Fat | Diabetes-friendly | Italian