Creamy Chicken and Pea Pasta

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Pleasing everyone at the dinner table can be a challenge, but with the winning combination of chicken and pasta, this dish is sure to be a hit.This is a great way to use up leftover breasts and thighs, or you can buy a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store for a fast weeknight meal. Add pepper to taste.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: Moms Insert, Fall 2013

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chickens
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • pinch salt
  • 340 g farfalle pasta

Method

In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 7 minutes.

Add garlic; cook for 1 minute. Stir in flour; cook, stirring, until light golden, about 1 minute. Whisk in broth, evaporated milk and mustard; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in chicken, peas and salt; cook until hot, about 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente; drain and return to pot, reserving 1⁄4 cup of the cooking liquid.

Add chicken mixture and toss to coat, gradually thinning with reserved pasta water until desired consistency.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 623 mg
  • Sugars 10 g
  • Protein 39 g
  • Calories 611.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Potassium 513 mg
  • Cholesterol 83 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 80 g

%RDI

  • Iron 35.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 94.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 20.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 17.0
  • Vitamin C 42.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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