Pasta Primavera with Chicken Recipe
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Pasta Primavera with Chicken Recipe

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Canned soup, frozen vegetables and other kitchen staples bring this popular family meal together in no time. Simply add a green salad and some garlic bread, and dinner is ready.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen California-blend vegetables, thawed
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 342 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 526mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the soup, water, lemon juice, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir in vegetables; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in chicken; heat through. Drain spaghetti; add to chicken mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Pasta Primavera in Light & Tasty June/July 2005, p29

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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MichelleKTrapp User ID: 4802620 241660
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"Quick & Easy! I used broccoli slaw (from the produce area), substituted milk for the water & added extra seasoning."

Riot13 User ID: 7040485 226610
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"Very good and easy. I Used the Tyson pretty cooked chicken cubs wich made it really easy. I'm disabled and never know when I might not feel like cooking from scratch. I can keep all these ingredients in the freezer or cupboard to make when I have a bad day. The only thing differentl I did was added Xtra seasoning. We like a lot of garlic and seasoning though. Thank you so much for quick and easy meal.oh ya serve with garlic bread.yum"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 58455
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"Good even the kids enjoyed it."

2stitch User ID: 3166864 81729
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"I made this for dinner last night and we loved it. It was flavorful, hearty and nuritious. I left out the lemon juice which would have brightened the flavor and stirred in the parmesan. I will definiely make this again."

acosully User ID: 5552992 61982
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

"it wasnt bad but lacked some flavor. i tweaked it by cooking some onions and fresh garlic with the chicken breast and adding a few dashes of franks hot sauce into the sauce. flavor achieved! i cut and steamed fresh broccoli, carrots and cauliflower to use up some community co-op produce. also i changed the pasta to garden rigatoni and used coconut milk rather than water. i know, its like this is a whole new recipe, not much of a review, sorry."

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