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Creamy Basil-Chicken Pasta

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Italian night? Pull together a creamy chicken and pasta dinner in less than 30 minutes, complete with green veggie! Pass the Parm please.

6
oz. (2 1/2 cups) uncooked rainbow rotini (spiral pasta)
2
cups Green Giant™ frozen broccoli
1
cup nonfat sour cream
2
teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2
cup skim milk
1 1/2
cups diced cooked chicken breast
3/4
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
(4.5-oz.) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
4
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1 In large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook rotini to desired doneness as directed on package, adding broccoli during last 5 minutes of cooking time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine sour cream and flour; blend well. Stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until hot but not boiling. Stir in chicken, basil, mushrooms and 3 tablespoons of the cheese. Cook until thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Drain rotini and broccoli; return to saucepan. Add chicken mixture; toss to coat. Place mixture in serving dish or on serving platter; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon cheese.
  • 1 In large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook rotini to desired doneness as directed on package, adding broccoli during last 5 minutes of cooking time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine sour cream and flour; blend well. Stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until hot but not boiling. Stir in chicken, basil, mushrooms and 3 tablespoons of the cheese. Cook until thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Drain rotini and broccoli; return to saucepan. Add chicken mixture; toss to coat. Place mixture in serving dish or on serving platter; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon cheese.

Expert Tips

When a recipe calls for diagonally sliced chicken, put it in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes first. The meat will firm up just enough to make diagnoal slicing easier.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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