Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chicken Pasta Skillet

Oh, this was a yummy one!! It was pretty quick and easy and tasted wonderful! The kids gobbled it up and my mother in law is anxious to eat the leftovers tomorrow... That makes it a good meal to me! :)

Chicken Pasta Skillet
(recipe found in Taste of Home Healthy Cooking)

3 cups uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup fat free half and half
4 ounces reduced fat process cheese (velveeta), cubed
1 teaspoon garlic herb seasoning blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1/2 up shredded cheddar cheese

In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions, adding the broccoli during the last 2 minues of cooking; drain. In a large skillet, melt butter. Combine flour and broth until smooth; stir into pan. Add half and half. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Add the process cheese, seasoning blend and salt; stir until smooth. Stir in pasta mixture and chicken; heat through. Remove from the heat; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with your MIL, I could gobble up a plate of that too!  ćƒ„