Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Try Something New Tuesday....Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Chicken

Welcome to my first Try Something New Tuesday! I am so excited about the weekly feature as I have made the commitment to try a new recipe once a week, quite the undertaking if you know me personally! I am a creature of habit. I find my self making the same things over and over and it is getting BORING! So I hope you enjoy the new weekly feature and let me know if you try any of the recipes and your thoughts!

Last week I was approached by the Philadelphia Cream Cheese company asking me to try a new recipe and let them know our thoughts the timing was PERFECT! Seriously they had me at cream cheese!

Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Chicken

Prep: 30 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
¼ cup KRAFT sun-dried tomato dressing, divided
4 small boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
½ tsp. each garlic powder & black pepper
4 oz (1/2 package) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
2 cups grape tomatoes
½ cup KRAFT shredded parmesan cheese
8 fresh basil leaves, cut into strips

1. Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp. dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken, cover. Cook 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until done (165º F). Remove chicken from skillet, cover to keep warm. Carefully wipe out skillet with paper towel.
2. Add remaining dressing, broth, and seasonings to skillet; cook 3 to 4 min. or until heated through. Add Neufchatel; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until Neufchatel is melted. Stir in tomatoes, cook 3 min.
3. Drain pasta. Add to ingredients in skillet with Parmesan and basil, mix well. Serve topped with chicken.

All I can say is DELICIOUS!! This was so good and super easy to make. My husband thought it was wonderful and said "You can make this again, anytime this is yummy" My boys did not try it but then again they never eat ANYTHING I make unless it is tacos or pancakes.

The only change I made was with the Philadelphia Neufchatel Cheese, my local Wal-Mart did not have it and I did not feel like going to the grocery store for only 1 item so I used Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

So there you are my first installment of Try Something New Tuesday! Enjoy!

The opinions voiced on my2boys are the of the author. I do not take responsibility if you have a different experience then I did. The only compensation I received for this post was free product coupons and a Philadelphia Cream Cheese cookbook.


elsiee said...

that looks sooooooooooo much yummier than the cold filet-o-fish I wolfed down in the car for dinner at 9:30pm tonight! That's it, I'm coming over!! namaste, elsie

MOMMY-MOMO said...

Im sooo making this! Looks like my kinda meal! thanks for sharing. always looking for new pastas w chicken to make :)

Karen said...

this looks pretty tasty... i love chicken pasta

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