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Creamy Chicken Penne

Creamy Chicken Penne recipe
photo by:kraft
Crunchy veggies and garlic in a rich-tasting sauce makes for an out-of-the-ordinary pasta dish you can make any night of the week.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
35 min
servings
total:
4 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
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What You Need

2
cups  penne pasta, uncooked
3/4
lb.  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1/2
cup  chopped onions
1
Tbsp.  olive oil
1
pkg.  (6 oz. ) snow peas
1
small  red pepper, chopped
2
tsp.  minced garlic
2
Tbsp.  butter
1
Tbsp.  flour
1-1/2
cups  milk
4
oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1/2
cup  DI GIORNO Grated Romano Cheese
1
Tbsp.  finely chopped fresh parsley

Make It

COOK pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, cook chicken and onions in hot oil in large skillet on medium heat 6 to 8 min. or until chicken is done, stirring frequently. Add peas, peppers and garlic; cook and stir 1 min. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.

MELT butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Stir in flour until well blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil; cook 2 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Add cream cheese and Romano; cook 1 to 2 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly.

DRAIN pasta; place in large bowl. Add chicken mixture and sauce; toss to coat. Top with parsley.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
Enjoy your favorite foods while keeping portion size in mind!
How to Make it Meatless
Omit chicken. Prepare as directed, cooking vegetables until crisp-tender.
Substitute
Prepare using whatever vegetables you have on hand.
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