Ninja Edamame Fettuccine with Grilled Chicken and Feta

Sometimes, the best sensory memories come from the smell of something delicious that you ate as a kid—a family recipe or tradition especially can bring back a comforting memory with every bite.

But sometimes that amazing food you remember can derail your nutrition plan in a big way. Is it possible to add a twist to an old recipe to satisfy your taste bud memory and keep you honest? I think it is!

In this edition of “Have Your Pasta and Eat It, Too,” I want to share a twist on one of my favorite recipes my mom used to make. The original was pasta, feta cheese, garlic, and a little margarine. (Don’t judge, it was like 1970.)

This updated twist keeps the same flavor and texture, but has a friendlier macro profile for you proteiners. (I maybe just made up a word. You’re welcome.) Thanks to edamame noodles, it’s still got that pasta feel, but with more protein and less carbs.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Seapoint Farms Edamame Fettuccine (I love this brand.)
  • 1 oz. Bulgarian Feta, crumbled (I like the Bulgarian because of the bite and texture, but any feta cheese will do.)
  • 6 oz. grilled chicken breast (I spice it with McCormick Grilled Steak Spice, but you do you.)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed

Directions

Ninja Edamame Fettuccine

  • Prepare the fettuccine as directed on the box. It’s super easy.
  • Drain the fettuccine. Toss in crumbled feta cheese. Toss in the garlic.
  • Add the grilled chicken.

Sometimes, I add some greek olives and a fresh grape tomato or two. Play around with it! Maybe add some sun-dried tomatoes or chopped onion. (Remember to adjust your macros if you’re tracking.)

How easy is that?

What I Like About This Recipe

  • It’s easy to prepare. If I grill some chicken at the beginning of the week, this makes an easy and tasty variation.
  • It packs a protein wallop!
  • I can make this if I have someone over for dinner and not ever discuss that I am watching my macros.
  • This is delicious even when I’m not watching my macros.

Macros

  • Calories: 491
  • Protein: 70g
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Fats: 22g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12g

And for those of you out there Snatching, this recipe is listed on MyFitnessPal as “Ninja Edamame Fettuccine with Chicken and Feta.”


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Stella Kaufman is an OG Ninja from before there was even a Mark Fisher Fitness Clubhouse. She is the editor for the MFF blog and runs the Tasty Ninja recipes page on Facebook. She loves to share what she’s learned along the way, especially with her fellow unicorns and Ninjas.

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