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Chicken Penne Alfredo Recipe
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Chicken Penne Alfredo Recipe

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Cream cheese just might steal the show here. Combined with chicken, penne pasta, veggies and savory seasoning, it makes for a silky feast. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli-cauliflower blend
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 envelope Lipton savory herb with garlic soup mix

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions in a Dutch oven, adding the vegetables during the last 6 minutes of cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, cook chicken in butter in a large skillet until no longer pink. Add the cheeses, broth and soup mix; cook and stir until cheeses are melted. Drain pasta and vegetables; add to chicken mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Penne Alfredo in Simple & Delicious December/January 2013, p13

Full-Bodied White Wine

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


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janice79 User ID: 7904361 255285
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016

"This recipe was delicious! Like someone else mentioned, my husband is not that crazy about pasta either. So I substituted tiny red and yellow potatoes and left everything else the same. Cook the potatoes about 15 minutes before adding the veggies. It was fabulous."

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Chrissipoohster User ID: 8941378 254621
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

"MADE IT TODAY AND IT TURN OUT GREAT!"

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weinda User ID: 8808250 245576
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"I don't know why I didn't find this recipe sooner! Absolutely delicious. As other reviewers have commented, I did not find the Lipton soup, but used the Good Seasons Garlic and Herb dressing mix instead. I also used and entire box (16 oz) of rotini. Just the right amount of sauce for the pasta, well seasoned, delish!"

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KatyH3 User ID: 7354323 152928
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"Extremely tasty and filling as well as easy to make. I couldn't find the soup mix in the store so I used a garlic and herb salad dressing mix instead and it was good."

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kirbijo User ID: 3667086 123445
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"My husband doesn't really care for pasta but he loves this dish. It is very rich with all the cream cheese but oh so delicious!!!"

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rjhh67 User ID: 7209437 119470
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"Absolutely delicious and easy! I've made it twice already and received rave reviews both times. I used only broccoli florets instead of the broccoli/cauliflower combo & it was great."

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LibbiPeach@cox.net User ID: 4441258 127443
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"I was out of cheddar cheese so substituted mozzarella. This was surprisingly good !! I too had trouble finding the soup mix at my normal store, but found it at the Walmart. I will definitely be making this again."

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cwolfe0312 User ID: 6935688 139436
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"I had to make a few changes: used 2 cans of chicken and couldn't find the Lipton soup mix so just used about a tsp. of a dry garlic & herb marinade and it turned out excellent. My husband and 3 year old loved it too. I loved the flavor the marinade added but next time will probably do more veggies."

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StephsMom User ID: 2891708 188268
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"My husband loved this! Easy to make and great tasting."

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TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 184302
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"Very easy and tasty. The garlic and herb mix gives it a good zingy flavor. It could use a little less cheese."

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