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Creamy Chicken Pasta

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WW Freestyle: 11
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Rich and delicious Creamy Chicken Pasta, loaded with chicken, orzo, asparagus, and tomatoes, tossed in a creamy sauce that pulls it all together.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 550
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo , cooked
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1- pound (about 4) chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1- pound asparagus , rinsed, ends cut, and chopped into 2-inch pieces
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes , halved

For the Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese (not the grated kind that comes in a green container!)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste

Instructions 

  • Prepare orzo per directions on the box.
  • In the meantime, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken pieces and asparagus; season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked and browned on all sides.
  • Add tomatoes and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tomatoes are tender; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil and melt butter in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Sprinkle with flour; whisk to combine and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in chicken broth; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Whisk in milk, and bring the mixture to a simmer; allow to cook for 1 minute, or until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and add parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper; stir until cheese is melted.

Drain Pasta.

  • Add pasta and chicken mixture to the sauce.
  • Toss well to combine.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 396mg17%
Potassium 1104mg32%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1695IU34%
Vitamin C 34.7mg42%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.