Chicken, Spaghetti and Eggplant Sauce for Only 326 calories

I’m talking real Italian comfort food here. Most Italian sauces take hours simmering on the stove top.  Not here…The beauty of this fabulous, fiber rich pasta dish is that it’s flavorful sauce comes together in about 30 minutes.  In fact, this meal is mostly sauce, chock full of vegetables, served over a little spaghetti.  It’s perfect for a Sunday night dinner but also great for a quick weeknight meal.  The skinny for each serving, 326 calories, 6 grams of fat and 8 grams of fiber.  Because this hearty dish is loaded with vegetables, all you’ll need is some skinny garlic bread (see serving tip) and a heart healthy glass of wine. Enjoy!
Chicken, Spaghetti and Eggplant Sauce for Only 326 calories

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 4 servings (each serving ½ cup pasta and about 1½ cups sauce)

Healthy Benefits

One serving of this wonderful spaghetti meal contains 8 grams of fiber!
Eggplant contains a significant amount of folate and potassium.
Spinach is a good source of iron, vitamin A and folate.  It also contains magnesium, vitamin C and other B vitamins, calcium, potassium and fiber.
Tomatoes contain vitamins C and A, folate and fiber.

Shopping Tips

Choose an eggplant that’s heavy for its size, smooth-skinned, without cracks.
I used the cooked chicken breasts from Trader Joe’s. They sell 12 oz packages that are really tasty.  Any supermarket cooked chicken breasts will work.  Be sure to remove the skin first.

Prep Tip

Leaving the skin on the eggplant will help to maintain its shape.

Serving Tip
Here’s a quick recipe for skinny garlic bread
.  Toast 4 slices of wheat sourdough bread.  Spread each slice with a little reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light.  Sprinkle each with a little garlic powder.  Place on a plate and heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds until warm. You can also place prepared bread in a 400 degree oven until warm.

Weight Watchers
 (old points) 6
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 8
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (½ cup pasta and about 1½ cups sauce)
326 calories, 6g fat, 21g protein, 43g carbs, 8g fiber, 508mg sodium, 11g sugar
FAT FACTS: the skinny and fat facts are the same for this recipe


Chicken, Spaghetti and Eggplant Sauce for Only 326 calories

Chicken, Spaghetti and Eggplant Sauce for Only 326 calories

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 326 kcal


  • 4 ounces dry whole wheat or whole grain spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • cups diced onion
  • tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups cubed eggplant, not peeled (about 6 ounces)
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • tablespoons tomato paste
  • 6 cups baby spinach (3 oz.)
  • cups halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked and chopped chicken breasts (skinless), see shopping tip
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions.  Drain, rinse and set aside.
  • In the meantime, in a large nonstick pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat,  Add the onion, garlic and sauté for about 1 minute.  Stir in the eggplant and cook about 3-5 minutes until eggplant begins to soften.
  • Add wine to eggplant mixture and simmer until liquid is almost evaporated.  Stir in chicken broth and tomato paste.  Simmer sauce until it begins to thicken, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add spinach in handfuls, stirring until wilted.  Stir in tomatoes and cooked chicken. Continue to cook until heated through.  Season with vinegar, pepper and salt.
  • Divide cooked spaghetti among 4 bowls or dishes.  Top each with sauce.


Serving: 2cupsCalories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 21gFat: 6gSodium: 508mgFiber: 8gSugar: 11gPlus Points: 8
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