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Chicken Alfredo Pasta Skillet

Chicken Alfredo Pasta Skillet
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6
A scratch dinner done in 40 minutes using just one pan? It’s not too good to be true—but it is so very good! A classic homemade Alfredo sauce gets tossed with cooked chicken, peas and ziti pasta for an impressive meal that you can make on the fly.
Updated January 16, 2019
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 3 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 8 oz uncooked ziti pasta (2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 3/4 cup frozen sweet peas
  • Chopped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium heat until melted; add garlic. Cook and stir constantly about 1 minute or until fragrant. Add broth, pasta, salt and pepper; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium. Cook uncovered 12 to 14 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente and most of liquid is absorbed.
  • 2
    Stir in whipping cream and Parmesan cheese; cook over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until bubbly. Stir in chicken and frozen sweet peas; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated through.
  • 3
    Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley.

  • Leftover shredded cooked chicken may be used in place of deli rotisserie chicken.
  • Penne pasta may be substituted for the ziti pasta.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
280
Total Fat
32g
48%
Saturated Fat
18g
91%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
1060mg
44%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
4g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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