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Creamy Garlic Pasta Primavera

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Hurrah for skillet dinners that go from cooktop to dinner table in less than 30 minutes! This one gets a jump start from a frozen pasta and veggie combo.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size strips
1/3
cup water
1
bag (24 oz) frozen pasta, broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas & garlic sauce
1/3
cup whipping cream
1/3
cup diced red bell pepper
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, just until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  • 2 Stir in water and frozen pasta-vegetable mixture. Cover; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are hot. Stir in whipping cream and bell pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until hot.
  • 3 Turn off heat. Stir in cheese. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil. Serve with additional shredded Parmesan cheese if desired.

Expert Tips

Shrimp or scallops can be substituted for the chicken in this recipe. Reduce the cooking time in step 1 to 4 to 5 minutes.

Save time when you buy boneless skinless chicken breast strips found in the meat department of the supermarket.

Red bell pepper strips or chopped red bell pepper makes a colorful garnish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
10%
Sugars
6g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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