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chicken pasta accents

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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. ********

yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken pasta accents

  • 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
    broccoli,cauliflower carrots, frozen
  • 1/2 bag
    broccoli florets, frozen
  • 8 oz
    velveeta, cubed small
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • garlic salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil

How To Make chicken pasta accents

  • 1
    In a bowl, mix chicken with Montreal seasoning, garlic powder & olive oil. Set aside.
  • 2
    Put water on to cook noodles(according to package directions). Drain.
  • 3
    In a small saucepan, add milk, butter & cheese over medium heat, stirring occasionally to melt. Add garlic salt & pepper to taste.
  • 4
    In 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.
  • 5
    In a large skillet preheated to med/med-high, add chicken & cook through until juices run clear.
  • 6
    Add 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.