Cheesy Chicken Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Cheesy Chicken Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Cheesy Chicken Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jmiz1022

Makes 6 servings



6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for Cheesy Chicken Pasta

8 ounces pasta, wheat
16 ounces cauliflower florets
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 cups low-fat milk
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup shredded Gruyère, or Swiss cheese
3 cups shredded cooked chicken, or turkey (12 ounces; see Tip)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Recipe Directions for Cheesy Chicken Pasta

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 5 minutes. Add cauliflower florets and cook until the pasta and florets are tender, about 4 minutes more. Drain, rinse and return to the pot.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add wine and cook until reduced slightly, about 1 minute. Whisk milk, flour, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl and add to the pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese until smooth. Stir chicken (or turkey) and mustard into the cheese sauce; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

  3. Stir the sauce into the drained pasta and cauliflower. Serve sprinkled with chives (or scallion greens).

  4. Tip: To poach chicken breasts, place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan. Add lightly salted water to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 361.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
422
Calories from Fat
117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.0g
20%
Saturated Fat
5.6g
28%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
104mg
35%
Sodium
472mg
20%
Potassium
746mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
36.4g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
9.0g
Protein
35.9g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 33% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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