Chicken Divine Recipe
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Chicken Divine Recipe

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In San Diego, California, reader Shirley Miller dresses up a jar of creamy white pasta sauce with sherry and nutmeg, then cooks it with chicken and vegetables. Served over noodles, the hearty combination is swift and satisfying.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • Dash pepper
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-3/4 cups three-cheese spaghetti sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Hot cooked noodles


  1. Place chicken in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish; sprinkle with pepper. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until juices run clear.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the broccoli, carrots and water. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Spoon over chicken.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the spaghetti sauce, sherry and nutmeg; pour over chicken and vegetables. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Serve with noodles. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Ragu creamy pasta sauce, using an 1100-watt microwave oven.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Chicken Divine in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p55

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Mellynne User ID: 7292091 83719
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"I wouldn't have thought to put nutmeg with chicken, but it was wonderful and gave it a bit of a tangy taste. Very easy recipe!

P.S. You can use Ragu Alfredo sauce for the Parmesan/mozzarella."

best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 137019
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"Where do u get the parmesan and mozzarella pasta sauce?"

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