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Creamy Asparagus-Chicken Bow-Ties

 5 Ratings
3 Comments
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Chive-and-onion cream cheese spread is the base for a tasty white sauce that coats pasta, chicken, mushrooms and asparagus.

Ingredients

4
cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (8 oz)
8
oz fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces, or 1 box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen asparagus cuts
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
1
container (8 oz) chive-and-onion cream cheese spread
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3
cup milk
1/2
lb deli rotisserie chicken (from 2- to 2 1/2-lb chicken), cut into bite-size strips (2 cups)
Additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus and mushrooms for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain and return to saucepan.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix cream cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and the milk until smooth. Stir cheese mixture and chicken into pasta mixture.
  • 3 Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring gently, until pasta is evenly coated with sauce and mixture is thoroughly heated. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

Trim a bit of the fat by using reduced-fat chive-and-onion cream cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
13g
66%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
120mg
39%
Sodium
1070mg
45%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
5g
19%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
37g
37%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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