Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Creamy Chicken with Bacon & Penne

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Creamy Chicken with Bacon & Penne | A pasta dish featuring a light cream cheese sauce, veggies, and bacon-wrapped chicken

I couldn't wait to make this one again and get a better picture, I just had to share this one now! The cream cheese takes on an alfredo-like flavor without being too heavy. I'm quickly becoming a fan of cherry tomatoes with any pasta dish - whether it's alfredo-based, tomato-based, or just a light butter or oil coating. I love the little burst of juiciness!

...and can we get to the best part of the whole dish - BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN!! Sorry, not sorry, for the caps lock, but bacon-wrapped chicken deserves it. All together, the different components make for a delicious and filling meal.

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What you need:
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 chicken breasts, halved (to make into 4 thin breasts)
  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 4 oz. Chive & Onion cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 green onions, chopped
Directions:
  1. Wrap each chicken breast with a slice of bacon. Bake at 375* to 400* until done.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta in saucepan.
  3. While pasta is cooking,  simmer together cream cheese and broth until cream cheese is melted and mixture thickens.
  4. Add tomatoes and onions into cream cheese mixture. Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. After draining pasta, place back in same pan. Add sauce.
  6. Serve pasta topped with chicken.

Recipe from Kraft

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