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Weeknight Chicken and Pasta Recipe
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Weeknight Chicken and Pasta Recipe

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“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.

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

Reviews for Weeknight Chicken and Pasta(9)

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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.

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