Creamy Pasta With Chicken, Broccoli and Basil - Low Fat Version

Recipe by LifeIsGood
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring about 2 quarts of water to a boil - add a tablespoon of salt to the boiling water.
  • Add pasta and use the cooking time given on the package to cook your pasta al dente. Stir frequently at first to prevent pasta from sticking.
  • Add the broccoli to the boiling pasta water during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Meanwhile, microwave broth, milk and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl until steamy hot (approx. 3 to 4 minutes). Then let it stand for a few minutes.
  • Put butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  • After butter melts, whisk in flour, then hot milk mixture. Whisk constantly over medium-low to medium heat until sauce thickens. This should take about 1 to 2 minutes. You judge as to when the sauce thickens up.
  • Stir in parmesan, cooked chicken, tomatoes, basil and red pepper flakes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste and let simmer for about 5 minutes to blend flavors.
  • Drain pasta and broccoli, *reserving 1 cup pasta cooking liquid* and return to pasta pot.
  • Pour cream sauce over pasta, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten.
  • Toss and serve immediately with a light sprinkling of parmesan.
  • Enjoy!
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