Chicken Pasta Accents



Years ago, Green Giant started adding pasta & cheese to some of their veggies & called them Pasta Accents. We tried it, but didn't like the flavor of the cheese. I made the same thing using Velveeta & the family loved it! Added cooked chicken the next time for an easy "one pot" dinner. The kids asked for "Chicken Pasta Accents" the next week, so the name stuck!

***This seems like a lot of steps but you can do a lot at the same time.*****

***** I'm sure others make a version of this too. ********

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1-1 1/2 lb
boneless chicken, cut into 1 inch cubes
3 Tbsp
grillmates montreal seasoning
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 box
rotini pasta
1 bag(s)
broccoli,cauliflower carrots, frozen
1/2 bag(s)
broccoli florets, frozen
8 oz
velveeta, cubed small
1/4 c
2 Tbsp
garlic salt
black pepper
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil


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1In a bowl, mix chicken with Montreal seasoning, garlic powder & olive oil. Set aside.

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2Put water on to cook noodles(according to package directions). Drain.

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3In a small saucepan, add milk, butter & cheese over medium heat, stirring occasionally to melt. Add garlic salt & pepper to taste.

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4In a microwave safe bowl, combine veggies, season with garlic salt to taste, & cook on high approximately 7-8 minutes until crisp tender. Stir halfway through cooking.

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5In a large skillet preheated to med/med-high, add chicken & cook through until juices run clear.

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6Add all components into large pot you cooked pasta in & mix well. Return to low heat & allow to heat through & combine flavors.(Approx. 10 minutes.) Serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy