Chicken and Pasta Chowder

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6
Chicken and Pasta Chowder

Ingredients

3
boneless skinless chicken breasts (3/4 lb), cut into bite-size pieces
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, minced
2
cans (14 oz each) chicken or vegetable broth
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
3/4
cup uncooked rotini pasta (2 1/2 oz)
1
bag (1 lb) frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower
4
cups fat-free (skim) milk
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat nonstick Dutch oven or 3-quart nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add chicken, onion and garlic; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
  • 2
    Stir in broth, basil and salt. Heat to boiling. Increase heat to medium-high. Add pasta; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, place frozen vegetables in colander or strainer; rinse with warm water until thawed. Drain well. In small bowl, mix 1 cup of the milk and the flour until smooth.
  • 4
    Stir vegetables, milk mixture, remaining 3 cups milk and the bell pepper into pasta mixture. Heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soup thickens, vegetables and pasta are tender and chicken is no longer pink in center. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • "I look for ways to add milk and veggies to our dinners, because my son does not like to drink milk and he's more likely to eat veggies if they are in soup." Kelly

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
770mg
32%
Potassium
680mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
10g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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