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Creamy Lemon Basil-Chicken Pasta

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6 servings

Garlic, onions, basil and lemon juice give this chicken-pasta dish its great flavor. It gets its creamy cheesiness from Neufchatel and mozzarella.

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  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic and pepper; cook 1 min. Add half the chicken; cook 2 min. or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining chicken; return all chicken to skillet.
  • Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Mix reserved water with Neufchatel and bouillon until blended. Add to chicken with lemon zest; mix well. Cover; cook on low heat 5 min. or until chicken is done. Stir in pasta, lemon juice and basil; cook; uncovered, 1 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently. Add mozzarella; cook and stir 1 min. or until melted.

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Serving Suggestion

Serve this main dish with a mixed green salad for a quick-and-tasty weekday meal.


Fresh chopped basil for the parsley.

For Saucier Pasta

If you prefer a thinner sauce, reserve 3/4 cup of the pasta cooking water to mix with the Neufchatel and bouillon.


  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 420
Total fat 18g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 110mg
Sodium 460mg
Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Protein 37g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 20 %DV
Calcium 35 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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