Chicken Pasta Dinner Recipe
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Chicken Pasta Dinner Recipe

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Green beans add nice crunch and a bit of color to this tasty pasta-and-chicken dish from our Test Kitchen that will appeal to all ages.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk, divided
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 5 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 345 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding green beans during the last 2 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in 2 teaspoons oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. In the same pan, saute red peppers and garlic in remaining oil for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in the broth, 1/2 cup milk, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Transfer to a blender; cover and process until smooth. Return to the pan.
  3. Add chicken to the pepper mixture. Combine cornstarch and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into the chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Drain pasta mixture; toss with sauce. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Pasta Dinner in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p21

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 345 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"I give it a 4 star"

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"My son loved this recipe. I used only 3 cups of bowtie pasta and it came out perfect. Not dry at all and so full of flavor."

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"Made this dish last night. The dish was very dry and had no flavor. I ended up adding another 1/2 C. of both the broth and milk and was still very dry. I added 3/4 C. Italian salad dressing just to give it some flavor. Helped, but was not great. Will not make this again, needs something. Anyone who figures it out please let everyone else who tries this recipe know what you added."

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