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creamy chicken & pasta

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Laurie Pearsall
Mount Sherman, KY

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!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy chicken & pasta

  • 4
    boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, sliced into 1/2" medallions
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 sm
    onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 tsp
    tomato basil & garlic seasoning (i use mrs. dash)
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 can
    chicken broth
  • 10 oz
    fresh spinach
  • 1 pkg
    dry italian dressing mix
  • 1 sm
    can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can
    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

  • 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.