Chicken Alfredo Pasta



1 poundboneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoonoil (canola or vegetable)
2 1/2 cupswhole wheat penne or rotini pasta
1 package (16 ounces)frozen chopped broccoli
1 cupnonfat milk
8 ounceslow fat cream cheese, cubed
1/2 teaspoongarlic powder
1/2 cupParmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoonsalt
1/4 teaspoonground black pepper


  1. Remove fat from chicken and cut meat into bite sized pieces on a cutting board. Wash hands.
  2. Begin heating water to boiling in a large pot for pasta.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium high. Add chicken cubes to skillet when oil is hot and stir to coat with oil. Cook the chicken for 20 seconds before stirring again. Cook the chicken for 7 to 9 minutes. Turn the chicken cubes every 20 to 30 seconds.
  4. Remove chicken from skillet when it is done cooking and is 165ºF. Cover it to keep it warm.
  5. Cook the pasta using directions on package. Add the frozen broccoli the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain the water from the pasta and broccoli. Return food to the pot. Do not cover.
  6. Add the milk and cream cheese to the skillet. Stir the mixture constantly over low heat. The mixture will thicken and be smooth.
  7. Add the garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir mixture. Then add cooked chicken and heat mixture.
  8. Combine meat mixture with the pasta and broccoli mixture. Serve.

Nutrition information:

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings Per Recipe
Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups

Amount Per Serving

Calories 340

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 390mg
Total Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars
Protein 30g

Vitamin D 0mcg
Calcium 16mg
Iron 0mg
Potassium 27mg

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient In a serving Of food contributes To a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day Is used For general nutrition advice.

NA* - We are currently In the process Of integrating the New FDA Nutrition Standards. Added Sugar information Is Not currently avaliable For the recipe. We will be updating the information shortly.

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