Carbo-Load with Chicken Pasta to Honor the NYC Marathon

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Pasta Shells with Chicken

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Pasta Shells with Chicken

This Sunday, thousands of ambitious athletes will participate in the NYC Marathon. The days before running what will be a chilly 26.2 miles, marathoners often prepare by carbo-loading with a hearty pasta meal that provides muscles with energy stores of glycogen. For endurance runners this weekend, this fast, one-dish recipe for Pasta Shells with Chicken and Brussels Sprouts offers carbs and protein, a combination that will also appeal to sympathy-hungry supporters.

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