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Creamy Chicken One-Pot Pasta

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Creamy Chicken One-Pot Pasta
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 6
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When the craving for a creamy, cheesy pasta strikes—but you still need to bring some protein and veggies to the table—this one-pot meal is your simple solution. Chicken, bell peppers and green onions make this a dinner that’s complete, comforting and little grownup all at the same time.
Updated Nov 2, 2018

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 to 1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup diced yellow bell pepper (about 1 large)
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 oz uncooked rotini pasta (3 3/4 cups)
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion greens
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Using slotted spoon, transfer to bowl; cover and keep warm. Add bell pepper, green onion whites, pepper and salt to butter and drippings in pan; cook over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened.
  • 2
    Stir in broth and whipping cream; heat to boiling. Stir in pasta; return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 12 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in frozen peas and chicken; stir 3 to 4 minutes or until pasta is cooked to desired tenderness and sauce is thickened.
  • 3
    Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Top with green onion greens.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Smaller pasta shapes generally perform best in one-pot pastas. Be sure to taste the pasta before serving to make sure it’s tender.
  • tip 2
    Chicken thighs stay tender even with long cooking. Chicken breasts would dry out in this recipe.

Nutrition

670 Calories, 34g Total Fat, 36g Protein, 56g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
670
Calories from Fat
300
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
19g
93%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
165mg
55%
Sodium
970mg
41%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
4g
Protein
36g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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