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Creamy Chicken Parmesan for Two

Creamy Chicken Parmesan for Two recipe
photo by:kraft
Why limit yourself to soups and salads when you're cooking for two? This chicken Parmesan dish proves you can have an elegant meal with a little planning.
time
prep:
10 min
total:
45 min
servings
total:
2 servings
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What You Need

3
 RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers, finely crushed (about 2 Tbsp.)
2
Tbsp.  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
2
small  boneless skinless chicken breasts (1/2 lb.)
1
can  (14 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
1/4
cup  water
1/2
cup  orzo pasta, uncooked
1
tsp.  oil
2
oz.  (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
1
cup  frozen mixed vegetables (corn, carrots, peas and green beans), thawed

Make It

MIX cracker crumbs and 1 Tbsp. Parmesan on small plate. Rinse chicken with cold water; dip in crumb mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of each breast. Press crumbs gently into chicken to secure.

BRING 1 cup broth and water to boil in medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add orzo; simmer on medium-low heat 9 min. or until most of liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 to 6 min. on each side or until done (165ºF). Remove chicken from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet; cover chicken to keep warm.

ADD Neufchatel and remaining broth to drippings in skillet. Bring just to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Simmer 3 min. or until sauce is thickened, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, add vegetables to orzo mixture; simmer 2 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently.

SPOON orzo mixture onto 2 serving plates; top with chicken. Stir remaining Parmesan into Neufchatel sauce; spoon over chicken.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Food Facts
Orzo is a small rice-shaped pasta. Cooking it in the broth produces a creamy flavorful base for this tasty chicken dish.
Special Extra
Add a pinch of ground red pepper (cayenne) to the crumb mixture before using to coat the chicken.
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