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Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Chicken
Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Chicken

Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Chicken

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Cook Minutes 30 Min
Prep : 30 Min
You might want to hire a waiter to serve this beautiful (but simple) Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Chicken. It's that close in taste to a high-end entrée. Give our restaurant-inspired chicken and pasta recipe a try - you won't be disappointed.
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4 Servings
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
1/4 cup Kraft Sun-Dried Tomato & Oregano Dressing, divided
4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb./450 g)
1 cup 25%-less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp. each garlic powder and black pepper
125 g (1/2 of 250-g pkg.) Philadelphia Light Brick Cream Cheese Spread, cubed
2 cups grape tomatoes
1/4 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese
8 fresh basil leaves, cut into strips
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Step 1
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat 2 Tbsp. dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cover. Cook 5 to 6 min. on each side or until done (170ºF). Remove chicken from skillet; cover to keep warm.
Step 2
Add remaining dressing, broth and seasonings to skillet; cook 3 to 4 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Add cream cheese spread; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in tomatoes; cook 3 min., stirring frequently.
Step 3
Drain pasta. Add to ingredients in skillet with Parmesan and basil; mix well. Serve topped with chicken.
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Serving Suggestion
Serve with a crisp green salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Dressing.
Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Shrimp
Prepare as directed, substituting farfalle (bow-tie pasta) for the penne and uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp for the chicken, cooking shrimp in the dressing 5 to 6 min. or until shrimp turn pink, stirring frequently. Remove shrimp from skillet; cover to keep warm. Add remaining dressing, broth and seasonings to skillet; continue as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 18 g
Saturated fat 6 g
30 %
Cholesterol 90 mg
Sodium 740 mg
31 %
Carbohydrate 50 g
Fibre 2 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 39 g
Vitamin A
15 %
Vitamin C
15 %
10 %
20 %
4 servings, 1/4 recipe (372 g) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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