Creamy Chicken & Pasta

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Laurie Pearsall

By
@laurielp1

I had lots of fresh spinach & was really at a loss one afternoon for dinner. Someone suggested "something with chicken & alfredo". I didn't want a heavy cheese sauce (& I was low on Parm) so I improvised with on hand ingredients. It tastes luscious and satisfying. The use of lower fat ingredients didn't hurt a bit either!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 4
    boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, sliced into 1/2" medallions
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 small
    onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 tsp
    tomato basil & garlic seasoning (i use mrs. dash)
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 can(s)
    chicken broth
  • 10 oz
    fresh spinach
  • 1 pkg
    dry italian dressing mix
  • 1 small
    can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes, drained
  • 8 oz
    neufchatel or fat free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 lb
    dry penne or rotini pasta

How to Make Creamy Chicken & Pasta

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
    While cooking......
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute chicken & onion in olive oil. When chicken starts to brown a bit add all the seasonings & stir well. Then add broth and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add cubes of cream cheese and spinach.
    Cover & reduce heat to med-low to allow spinach to wilt down. Uncover, stir & simmer about 5 minutes.
    Add tomatoes and cook 5 min. longer.
  4. In a large bowl mix the pasta & sauce. Allow to stand a few minutes before serving to let the flavors marry & the sauce to thicken up a bit.
  5. ** This makes a nice loose sauce as is. If you want it thicker, reduce the amount of broth. IF you have any left over, it will be a very thick sauce when reheating.

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About Creamy Chicken & Pasta

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy




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