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Chicken Divine

 Chicken Divine
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.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.