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Healthy Creamy Chicken and Pasta

Healthy Creamy Chicken and Pasta

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
lepowers

lepowers

Being on a diet, the words creamy and pasta usually are reserved for only my cheat days. I wanted to make something and not feel guilty about eating it, so I whipped this up in the kitchen. It's delicious and very adaptable; change it up however you like! Has a nice little bite with the red pepper flakes added. This would also be fantastic with onion added.

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  • Calories:
  • 472 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.9g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 34.4 g
  • 69%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 627 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in penne and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
  2. Cook and stir olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over high heat just until brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add chicken and mushrooms; stir to coat with garlic and olive oil. Cook chicken until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in cream of mushroom soup; gradually add 1/2 cup of water about 1 tablespoon at a time, adding enough to make sauce light and creamy.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low heat and gently fold pasta into the chicken and sauce until coated. Add garlic salt and red pepper to taste; remove from heat and serve.
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Reviews

tenmileg
7

tenmileg

2/12/2013

This is a very easy and quick recipe and my family loved it. However, I didn't have cream of mushroom soup, so I used cream of chicken and it turned out great. Also, I suggest that you add a little bit of cayenne pepper and seasoning salt because it is pretty bland without it. Served over rice and steamed broccoli. Delicious! Will definitely make this again.

joanna11
7

joanna11

1/13/2013

Very Good! I didn't have the garlic, or onion on hand but used garlic salt and onion powder along with Italian seasoning to season the chicken. Will try next time with the "real" garlic and add some onion. Turned out great.

forbidmourning
3

forbidmourning

2/5/2013

It was a bit bland like the other reviews said. I tried to add a bit of white wine to the chicken while it was cooking. I then added curry and mixed frozen veggies, and it turned out pretty tasty! All in all, after a bit of tweaking it was pretty good for how simple and easy it was.

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