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One-Pot Parmesan Chicken Ziti with Artichokes and Spinach

Creamy mac and cheese grows up with baby spinach, artichokes and Parmesan in this edgy version of everyone's favorite one-pot wonder.

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 8

4
cups water
2
cans (12 oz each) evaporated milk
1
teaspoon salt
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
lb uncooked ziti pasta
2
teaspoons cornstarch
2
cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
1
can (14 oz) Progresso™ artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
6
oz shredded Parmesan cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)
Juice of 2 medium lemons (about 2/3 cup)
2
tablespoons butter
4
cups baby spinach (5-oz package)
1/2
teaspoon pepper, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In Dutch oven, heat water, 1 can of the evaporated milk, the salt, garlic and pasta to simmering over medium heat. Simmer 12 to 14 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat remaining can of evaporated milk and the cornstarch; stir in chicken and artichoke hearts. Add to mixture in Dutch oven; return to simmering, and continue to simmer 1 to 3 minutes or until thickened and mixture coats back of spoon.
  • 3 Remove from heat; stir in half of the cheese and the lemon juice. Stir until cheese melts, then add remaining cheese (reserving 1/4 cup for serving, if desired) and butter; stir again.
  • 4 Add spinach, and stir until wilted. Serve with reserved cheese and pepper.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Stir, stir, stir! The only way to mess up this easy dinner is to neglect the spoon.

Baby kale or chard make great stand-ins for spinach in this recipe.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
1040mg
1040%;
Total Carbohydrate
65g
65%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
50%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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