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Chicken Florentine Skillet

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  8 reviews
  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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A hearty, one-dish dinner is ready wheelie quick, thanks to baby spinach and packaged chicken tenders.

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked wagon wheel pasta (8 oz)
1 1/4
cups half-and-half
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
package (14 oz) uncooked chicken breast tenders (not breaded), cut into bite-size pieces
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1
bag (6 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves (about 3 1/2 cups)
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)

Steps

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir 1/4 cup of the half-and-half, the flour, salt and nutmeg until smooth; set aside.
  • 3 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Stir in tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender.
  • 4 Reduce heat to low. Stir in pasta and half-and-half mixture. Cook about 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in remaining 1 cup half-and-half. Sprinkle cheese over top. Cover; let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir 1/4 cup of the half-and-half, the flour, salt and nutmeg until smooth; set aside.
  • 3 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Stir in tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender.
  • 4 Reduce heat to low. Stir in pasta and half-and-half mixture. Cook about 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in remaining 1 cup half-and-half. Sprinkle cheese over top. Cover; let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Serve this entrée with a garden-fresh salad drizzled with a low-fat dressing.

Tricolored rotini pasta can be substituted for the wagon wheel pasta.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
880mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
28g
28%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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