Monday, May 24, 2010

Creamy Chicken Penne



This a quick and easy little recipe I thought I'd share with you...my family really liked it and it takes just about 20 minutes to put together. Here is what you need:

2 cups penne pasta, uncooked
3/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 pkg. (6 oz.) snow peas
1 small red pepper, chopped
2 tsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. flour
1-1/2 cups milk
4 oz. cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup grated romano cheese
1 Tbsp. fresh, chopped parsley

Here's how to make it:

Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, cook chicken and onions in hot oil in a large skillet for 6-8 minutes or until chicken is done...stirring frequently. Add snow peas, red pepper and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.

Melt butter in medium saucepan. Stir in flour until well blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil; cook on medium heat 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Add cream cheese, grated cheese, salt and black pepper; cook 1-2 minutes or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly.

Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add chicken mixture and sauce; toss to coat and top with parsley.

8 comments:

1 Funky Woman said...

Yummy! I think this is what my husband meant to cook last night but no go! I'm going to copy this and set it out for him to see, thanks!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I bet this is really creamy-good.

Barbara said...

Seems like everyone found this recipe at the same time. lol. My mom found it friday and i saw a few people post it on facebook as well. lol. We havent had it yet but I bet it is going to be really good!

Jennifer Juniper said...

This sounds good! My sister in law makes something similar with cream of mushroom soup, milk, and a jar of diced roasted red peppers for the sauce, but the cream cheese sounds divine!

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

Yum - what a great weeknight meal. Definitely trying this soon ~ thanks for the recipe!

marzipanmom said...

Looks delish! I could totally eat that right now for breakfast!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Looks fantastic!!! Bet it tasted just as good!

Judy@cutest-little-things

Wendy said...

Looks delish!!! AND you should really come over and visit....WE HAVE A WINNER!