Ww Chicken and Pasta

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by ellie_

Fast, easy and low fat (and doesn't taste like it)- the ideal solution for a weeknight supper. If you are following the WW plan, this is 6 points/serving. The original recipe called for pecorino Romano cheese but I used Swiss (as that is what I hand on hand). Recipe source: WW Magazine (Nov 2007)

Top Review by Lyssie71

Really, really liked this recipe. You canNOT tell it's "diet". I love those kinds of recipes, don't you?! I made some changes - I added about 1 to 1-1/2 cup of frozen veggies to the same water I cooked the noodles in, I cooked the garlic and cut-up chicken at the same time, including some crushed red pepper. I used only 1 T. of light I can't believe it's not butter, and used boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I also used romano cheese instead of Swiss, and upped it to a 1/3 c. (but didn't garnish with any) and omitted nutmeg, but added crushed red pepper. Basically the same recipe, just modified a bit. I also took the author's suggestion and used 1 c. FF 1/2 and 1/2 and 1/2 c. of 1% milk. The recipe turned out beautifully and I think a better name for it would be WW Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Vegetables. Thank you for posting! Very yummy! (Oh yeah, I got 8 2-cup servings from my version....)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package dirctions, drain.
  2. While pasta is cooking sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Spray a skillet or ridged grill pan with Pam or other cooking spray and set pan over medium high heat.
  4. Add chicken to pan and cook until cooked through (5-10 minutes per side). Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let cool for 5 minutes. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch cubes and set aside.
  5. In a bowl whisk together milk (or half and half and milk), flour, nutmeg and the remaining salt and pepper.
  6. Melt butter in a skillet (I used the same one I cooked the chicken in) over medium high heat.
  7. Add garlic, cook stirring for one minute.
  8. Whisk in milk mixture and cook whisking constanly until mixture bubbles and is thickened 2-5 minutes.
  9. Stir in cooked pasta, chicken, grated cheese and parsley until heated through (1-3 minutes).
  10. Serve with shaved cheese (if using).

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