Weeknight Chicken and Pasta Recipe
Weeknight Chicken and Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Weeknight Chicken and Pasta Recipe

Publisher Photo
“I came up with this dish to use up leftover chicken one night when I unexpectedly had to feed a crowd. It was such a success that I make a variation of it almost weekly." Nancy Brown - Dahinda, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat bow tie pasta
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 394 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 399 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute onion and red pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the chicken, sour cream, milk and seasonings; heat through. Drain pasta; stir into skillet. Sprinkle with cheese and chives. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Weeknight Chicken and Pasta in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p62

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 394 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 399 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 28 g protein.

This recipe pairs well with a full-bodied white wine.

Taste of Home Special Offer: Enjoy this recipe with Rutherford Hill Chardonnay 2012 Napa Valley, a full-bodied classic California Chardonnay with the perfect touch of oak. Buy now and get 6 bottles for $99.99. Order Now

Reviews for Weeknight Chicken and Pasta

AVERAGE RATING
   (9)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (6)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (3)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

This is a "go to" recipe for a tasty, quick meal.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

This was ok. It was missing something and there wasn't much sauce to it.

I think doubling the sauce and perhaps adding mushrooms would make it better.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

It has potential... I agree with Carol 39110 -- the thyme/tarragon flavor is VERY strong and there isn't much of a sauce. But it was good enough to warrant a second try.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

We did not care for the thyme/tarragon flavor. It needs more of a sauce.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

Wonderful and quick! Could eat it all myself.

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT