Chicken Bow Tie Pasta

"This is one of my 11 year olds favorite recipes. He got this recipe from one of the teachers at his school. It is a rich creamy chicken pasta dish."
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  • Cook chicken breast in 2 TBSP of oil until lightly browned and no longer pink in center.
  • Chop chicken into small pieces and set aside.
  • Melt margarine in skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1 cup of half and half to skillet.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer, stirring constantly for about 20 minutes until sauce starts to thicken slightly, (Sauce will not get real thick).
  • Cook pasta as directed on box while sauce is thickening.
  • Add onion and cooked crumbled bacon to sauce and cook for 5-6 more minutes.
  • Add pasta and chicken to the skillet and mix well.
  • Serve after chicken gets warm.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, if desired.

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  1. Wonderful recipe, thanks for sharing. The first time I made it I simmered the sauce longer and it thickened up some. The second time I didn't have much time so I added a little cornstarch to the sauce and worked well. I love the flavor of this!! Will be making this again!!! Thanks again.
  2. I have another version of this recipe that I normally use, but this looked quicker so I gave it a try. I'm sorry but we weren't impressed. The sauce was much too runny and overall had very little flavor. I wound up adding extra garlic, onion, paprika and parmesan just to give it a little flavor. I wish that I could say we would make this again, but we probably won't. Again, I'm sorry, I really wanted to like it!
  3. This tasted just like a dish they serve at a restraunt called Johnny Carino's! I made more cream sauce then called for, taking the hint from other reviewers. Thank you so much for such a tasty recipe. I will definitely be making this again.
  4. I really enjoyed the flavor of this pasta. I wasn't sure when to add the garlic, so I minced it up and threw it in while the sauce was thickening. Next time I make it I will increase the amount of sauce by about half I think. The final dish just didn't seem to be creamy enough for my taste!
  5. This is a wonderful, flavorful entree to make. Changed the margarine with butter, the 21 people who had this, wants it again next week. They also asked if they could take a little tub home with them.


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