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Chicken Bow Tie Alfredo

Bow ties are back in style in this meaty pasta dish. Because real Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese has an intense flavor, you can get away with using less, making it ideal for healthy cooking. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked multigrain bow tie pasta
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Additional grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, optional

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute mushrooms and onion in oil until tender. Add the garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in cream cheese until melted.
  • Combine cornstarch and milk until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the chicken, cheese, basil, pepper and salt; cook and stir until cheese is melted.
  • Drain pasta; add to chicken mixture. Heat through. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups (calculated without additional cheese): 430 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 33g protein.
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