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One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Penne

One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Penne
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6

An easy homemade red pepper cream sauce, fresh spinach, chicken and penne pasta come together in this one-pot dinner. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
jar (12 oz) roasted red bell peppers, thoroughly drained
1
cup heavy whipping cream
3/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons butter
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 3/4
cups water
2 1/3
cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
1
bag (5 oz) baby spinach

Steps

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  • 1
    In blender, place roasted peppers, whipping cream and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese. Cover and blend on medium speed until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2
    In 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until garlic is tender.
  • 3
    Add water, pasta, salt and pepper; heat to boiling. Simmer uncovered 11 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente and most of liquid is absorbed.
  • 4
    Stir in chicken and roasted peppers mixture. Continue heating 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until heated through and sauce starts to thicken. Gradually add spinach, stirring constantly, until starting to wilt. Remove from heat; serve with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Due to the bulk of the fresh spinach, stirring it in gradually is easiest.
  • Leftover cooked and shredded chicken breast also works in place of rotisserie chicken.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
42%
Saturated Fat
14g
72%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
850mg
35%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
3g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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