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Spicy Chicken Linguine

 Spicy Chicken Linguine
Our state is famous for its green chilies. Naturally, my husband and I included them in this linguine dish we invented. The sauce is also excellent with spaghetti or fettuccine noodles. All of our five children, ages 3 to 13, love it.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 12 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, garlic powder
  • and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook
  • and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheeses.
  • Cook and stir for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Meanwhile, cook linguine according to package directions. Add chicken
  • and chilies to cheese sauce; cook 5 minutes longer or until heated
  • through. Drain linguine; top with chicken mixture. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 675 calories, 34 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 148 mg cholesterol, 604 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 40 g protein.

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Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.