BRING carrots and water to boil in medium saucepan on medium-high heat; cover. Cook 6 to 8 min. or until carrots are crisp-tender. Use slotted spoon to transfer carrots to bowl; reserve water in pan.
RETURN water to boil; cook 6 to 8 min. or until water is reduced by half. Add broth, Neufchatel and zest; stir. Simmer on low heat 2 to 3 min. or until Neufchatel is melted and sauce is well blended, stirring frequently. Stir in parsley.
ADD carrots; toss to coat.