Pasta? Check. Chicken? Check. Cheese? You bet. All you need is a skillet to turn them into a tasty dish that can be part of a smart eating plan.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 green pepper, cut into strips
1 small onion, sliced
1-1/2 cups water
2 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
1 jar (24 oz.) OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce
1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
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Let's Make It
Cook and stir chicken in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 5 min. Add vegetables; cook and stir 5 min. Stir in water. Bring to boil.
Add pasta; stir until completely covered with water. Cover with lid; simmer on medium-low heat 15 min. or until pasta is tender. Stir in sauce.
Sprinkle with cheese. Cook, covered, on low heat 5 min. or until cheese is melted and pasta mixture is heated through, stirring occasionally.
Serve this fabulous Italian-style dish with a tossed green salad made with crisp romaine lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumbers. Top with KRAFT Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.
Substitute 1 lb. Italian sausage or lean ground beef, crumbled, for the chicken.
Substitute 2 pkg. (6 oz. each) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Grilled Chicken Breast Strips for the cooked fresh chicken pieces. Add with pasta sauce; continue as directed.
Omit water. Substitute 2 cups sauce for the 24-oz. jar. Cook pasta; drain. Cook chicken with vegetables as directed. Add pasta, sauce and 1 cup cheese; cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; cover. Let stand 1 to 2 min. or until melted.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 48g
Dietary Fibers 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.