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One-Pot Chicken Alfredo Penne

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One-Pot Chicken Alfredo Penne
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 8

We love it when a recipe requires just a handful of ingredients and only 20 minutes to come together. But wait, there’s more—you only need one pot to make this simple pasta dish! All of that good news—plus the rich, creamy cheese sauce combined with pasta, peas and rotisserie chicken—make this a meal everyone in the family will applaud for when you bring it to the table. MORE+ LESS-

Updated January 14, 2020

Ingredients

1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1
lb uncooked penne pasta
1
box (9 oz) frozen sweet peas
2
cups shredded or pulled deli rotisserie chicken
1
jar (15 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    In nonstick 5-quart Dutch oven, heat evaporated milk, 4 cups hot water and the pasta to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook 7 minutes, stirring frequently; do not drain. Meanwhile, microwave peas as directed on box; drain peas.
  • 2
    Reduce heat to medium. Stir in chicken and Alfredo sauce. Cook 3 minutes longer, stirring frequently.
  • 3
    Remove from heat; stir in peas and cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Tired of chicken? Substitute chopped ham or cooked shrimp for a delicious twist.
  • A 5-oz bag of baby spinach makes a nice substitution for the peas. Just stir it in with the cheese. Keep stirring until the heat from the pasta wilts the greens.
  • Evaporated milk is a shelf-stable canned cow’s milk-based product where more than 50% of the water has been removed. This makes it thicker and creamier than fresh milk, which is why it’s great for making the alfredo sauce in this pasta dish. You can often find evaporated milk in the baking aisle at the grocery store.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
750mg
31%
Potassium
330mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
7g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Skip the dinner reservations and make this restaurant-worthy pasta dish in your own kitchen! This one-pot chicken Alfredo is elegant yet easier than ever since all of the ingredients cook in one dish. This recipe calls for peas and rotisserie chicken, but why stop there? The peas can easily be substituted with spinach, broccoli or even asparagus. And if you’re looking to change up the classic chicken Alfredo, use shrimp or ham, or go meatless! Although chicken Alfredo has plenty of flavor on its own thanks to the sauce and Parmesan, try adding some crushed red pepper or black pepper for added flavor. Typically chicken Alfredo is paired with fettuccine noodles but really, you can use any noodle you’d like as we did here with penne. Not sure what to do with all those boxes of penne noodles in the cupboard? Follow us to the most clever and delicious dinners you’ve ever had—all starring penne pasta.

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