Makes: 4 Servings

Creamy Chicken and Noodles

Creamy Chicken and Noodles is a hearty, comfort-food dish that can have many variations depending on culture.   

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper (optional)
Serving Size: 1/5 of recipe
 
NutrientsAmount
Calories220
Total Fat4 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Cholesterol30 mg
Sodium130 mg
Total Carbohydrate34 g
Dietary Fiber0 g
Total Sugars5 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein17 g

Directions

  1. Measure out the ingredients.
  2. Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions, but reserve a bit of pasta water before draining. Set the pasta aside.
  3. Heat a skillet with one tablespoon of cooking oil for 30 seconds, then add chicken breast to medium-high heated skillet. Allow to cook undisturbed for 4-5 minutes, flip and cook another 4-5 minutes. Remove from skillet and let rest before slicing.
  4. Add 1 cup of low-fat milk to skillet (used for chicken) over medium heat. Stir in 2 teaspoons cornstarch and parmesan cheese, reserving a bit for sprinkling over finished meal. Stir until parmesan melts and milk becomes slightly thick. If sauce become to thick used reserved pasta water one tablespoon at a time until it becomes the consistency needed. Remove from heat.
  5. Slice chicken breast into 1/4 inch thick pieces. Add to parmesan sauce.
  6. Plate noodles and add sauce and chicken, garnish with remaining parmesan cheese.

Recipe Source: CommonThreads.org

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