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Creamy Chicken Primavera Recipe
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Creamy Chicken Primavera Recipe

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A creamy homemade sauce seasoned with basil and garlic coats this terrific combination of leftover chicken, pepper strips and pasta. "I love to make this's fast and easy," reports Lisa Dato of Franklin Park, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 grilled boneless skinless chicken breast halves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Hot cooked angel hair pasta

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/4 cups) equals 602 calories, 57 g fat (35 g saturated fat), 230 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the red pepper, mushrooms, onions and garlic in butter. Add the cream, basil, chicken and salt; cook and stir until slightly thickened. Serve over pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Primavera in Quick Cooking July/August 2003, p34

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"This was delicious! We don't care for mushrooms so I substituted a cup of frozen peas. I also used a combination of Mexican crema and half-n-half for the whipping cream since that's what I had on hand."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"Great meal and fast! Impressive to serve for company..."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011


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