Creamy Chicken Linguini

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 08:09 AM
posted by mrscaz

I don’t know about you, but I love pasta. Smother it in tomato sauce, drench it in butter and garlic, or cover it in a rich, creamy, cheese sauce and I am all over it. There is something about pasta that is just comforting. It’s so hearty and filling, but with it’s heartiness and filling qualities comes calories, calories, calories and then with the sauces, even more calories. Which, by the way, seem to quickly find their way straight to my waistline and thighs…. ugh.

I came across this recipe and thought it was worth trying out. If you can make creamy pasta a little bit better for me, why not? The best part about this dish was that it was even great when I warmed it up for lunch the next day at the kids belt office.

Creamy Chicken Linguini Alfredo

1/2 Cup Green Onions (Chopped)
1/2 Cup Mushroom Pieces
1 Clove Garlic
2 Tbsp Brummel & Brown Butter
2 Oz Fat Free Cream Cheese
4 Tbsp Low Fat Parmesan Cheese
2 Oz Wheat Linguini
1 Cup Chopped Broccoli
4 Oz Chicken Breast
1/2 Cup Pasta water
Salt & Pepper to taste

In a saute pan, sauté chicken, onions, mushrooms and broccoli. Add light salt and pepper to taste. Boil pasta according to instructions on box remember to salt the water. In a small bowl, add butter, cream cheese, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Place in microwave for about 20 seconds, until butter melts. Mix thoroughly. Continue to cook chicken mixture until it begins to caramelize. When the pasta is al dente, add to the chicken mixture. Take 1/2 cup (or more depending on how thin you want the sauce) of the water from the pasta and add to cheese mixture, whisk until creamy. Add to chicken and pasta and serve hot.

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving
Total Calories: 326
Total Fat: 10.14 g
Sat Fat: 2.87 g
Cholesterol: 61 mg
Carbohydrates: 32.97 g
Protein: 28.77 g
Fiber: 3.70 g
Sodium: 1048 mg

It was very tasty! The cream cheese makes a very smooth sauce and the bite of the parmesan compliments it well. So, there we go, I satistisfied my hearty pasta craving, mmmm. Now if I could just find a way to feel better about eating chinese take out, I’d be doing great!


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