Friday, July 20, 2012

Creamy Chicken and Rotini Primavera

creamy chicken and rotini primaveraThis substitute sauce is as good as the real deal, but better for you and less expensive, about $1.35 per serving. Add whatever vegetable combination you like and feel free to use cheaper chicken cuts to make this even more budget-minded.

Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

    1/2 pound dry rotini
    2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast - cubed
    1 pound frozen vegetable mix - thawed
    4 ounces Neufchatel cheese (reduced fat cream cheese)
    1/2 cup lite Italian dressing
    1/2 cup 2% fat milk

  1. Cook rotini per package directions to desired doneness. Drain well and keep warm.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken cubes and cook until no longer pink.
  3. Combine cream cheese, dressing and milk and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add thawed frozen vegetables to chicken along with sauce mixture. Stir well and heat through - about 5 minutes. Serve.

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