Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
A delightful, easy recipe that I have adapted from one I saw on AllRecipes by Cooking Mama. The sauce is lighter than "Alfredo" so if you're looking for that sort of sauce, you will be sorely disappointed. Any veg can be used, but these are the ones that she recommends, and that I used. I also substituted asiago cheese for the parmesan because that's what I had on hand. I've made this a couple of times, and my DH agrees, this is a keeper. It incidentally took me longer to post this than it did to make it, there is no measurement on a container of Philadelphia Dip container, so this is a guess and may throw the editing and nutritional values off! lol!
- 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
- 1⁄2 medium white onion, chopped finely
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 1⁄2 cups broccoli florets
- 1⁄2 large red pepper, chopped
- 1 (10 ounce) can chicken broth
- 2 (6 ounce) containers cream cheese with garlic and herbs, dip
- 2 cups bow tie pasta, cooked
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- salt & pepper
- Chop the chicken into bite size pieces and season lightly with salt and pepper. You may also sprinkle on season salt or garlic powder to your own personal taste, I use them on everything, You may use any skinless/boneless cut, or even left over from yesterday.
- Saute the chicken until lightly brown. Just warm precooked chicken slightly before adding in the onion and garlic in the next step.
- Add the onion and garlic and continue to cook until the onion is soft and translucent.
- In a microwave/oven/serving dish, heat the cream cheese dip until it is soft.
- Add the chicken broth to it, and stir until smooth.
- Now add the chicken and onion mixture to it and put it into a 350F oven,.
- Start the water for the pasta.
- While this is coming to temperature, chop the red pepper and brocolli.
- Let the pasta cook for about 5 minutes, then add the vegetables to the chicken mixture in the oven. You could add the vegies when you put the pasta in, but we like ours crispy. At this point you should cover the chicken.
- Continue cooking all until the pasta is el dente and the vegetables are tender crisp.
- Drain the pasta, and either add it to the chicken mixture, or toss with a bit of olive oill and the parmesan cheese, and then serve the chicken and veg over top.
- NOTE: You may substitute 1 250 gm package of plain cream cheese for one of the dips if you don't care for the added herb and garlic flavor.
This was delicious! It looked tasted like it was served from a fine restaurant, with such minimal effort. I loved the sauce -- the consistency was perfect. But I confess -- I couldn't find the dip so I used one of my herbed cheese balls from the freezer, defrosted (without the walnuts of course) and it was just too good and too easy! Thanks less2saw. Your recipes have impressed me every time!