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Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon oil (canola or vegetable)
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat penne or rotini pasta
- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli
- 1 cup nonfat milk
- 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, cubed
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Remove fat from chicken and cut meat into bite sized pieces on a cutting board. Wash hands.
- Begin heating water to boiling in a large pot for pasta.
- Heat oil in a large skillet on medium high. Add chicken cubes to skillet when oil is hot and stir to coat with oil. Cook the chicken for 20 seconds before stirring again. Cook the chicken for 7 to 9 minutes. Turn the chicken cubes every 20 to 30 seconds.
- Remove chicken from skillet when it is done cooking and is 165ºF. Cover it to keep it warm.
- Cook the pasta using directions on package. Add the frozen broccoli the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain the water from the pasta and broccoli. Return food to the pot. Do not cover.
- Add the milk and cream cheese to the skillet. Stir the mixture constantly over low heat. The mixture will thicken and be smooth.
- Add the garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir mixture. Then add cooked chicken and heat mixture.
- Combine meat mixture with the pasta and broccoli mixture. Serve.
You can use boneless chicken thighs and legs or leftover chicken instead of chicken breasts.
You can use other vegetables instead of broccoli.
Add a few red pepper flakes for color and spice.
Be sure to use a clean cutting board. Wash your hands before and after handling raw chicken.
Nutrition Facts6 Servings Per Recipe
Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups
Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value*
- Total Fat 12g
- Saturated Fat 5g
- Trans Fat 0g
- Cholesterol 75mg
- Sodium 390mg
- Total Carbohydrates 29g
- Dietary Fiber 4g
- Total Sugars 4g
- Added Sugars
- Protein 30g
- Vitamin D 0.5 mcg
- Calcium 209 mg
- Iron 2 mg
- Potassium 672 mg
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
NA* - We are currently in the process of integrating the new FDA Nutrition Standards. Added Sugar information is not currently avaliable for the recipe. We will be updating the information shortly.
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