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Weeknight Chicken and Pasta

“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


  • 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


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 394 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 399mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 28g protein.
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  • TweekyMom
    Jun 1, 2013

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  • ValerieMS
    May 22, 2013

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  • Helem
    Mar 30, 2013

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

  • ahmom
    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.

  • jessicahll
    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.

  • Carol39110
    Nov 24, 2011

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

  • nkname
    Apr 11, 2011

    Wonderful and quick! Could eat it all myself.

  • lorischlecht
    Sep 15, 2010

    This was really easy to make and tasted great. As usual, I used cooking spray instead of the oil, to lighten it up just a little more.

  • dblaskie
    Sep 6, 2010

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  • mjlouk
    Jun 16, 2010

    So easy and so good! I left out the red pepper b/c my DH doesn't like them, but it still tasted good! My almost 2 year old daughter loved it!