With a creamy cashew paste and two kinds of cheese, this Cashew Chicken with Green Beans looks impressive and tastes amazing. Best of all, Cashew Chicken with Green Beans is really simple to prepare. Turn an everyday evening into a special one with this simple recipe.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup PLANTERS Cashews, divided
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1/2 lb. fresh green beans, cut diagonally into 2-inch lengths
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
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Let's Make It
Process cream cheese, butter, Parmesan, garlic and 1/2 cup nuts in food processor until smooth.
Cook macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding beans to the boiling water for the last 3 min.
Meanwhile, heat dressing in large skillet. Add chicken; cook and stir on medium heat 8 to 10 min. or until done.
Drain macaroni mixture. Add to chicken with cream cheese mixture and remaining nuts; cook and stir 2 min. or until heated through.
Serve with fresh fruit and a quick bagged salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
Substitute 2 cups small fresh broccoli florets for the green beans.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 59g
Dietary Fibers 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
4 servings, 2 cups each
* 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.