Enjoy our Creamy Cilantro-Chicken Spaghetti as a weeknight dinner solution. We love this garlicky, cheesy cilantro-chicken pasta all year round!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
2 cups broken thin spaghetti, uncooked
1 Tbsp. oil
1 cup chopped onion s
1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 WYLER'S Instant Bouillon Chicken Flavored Cube
zest and juice from 1 large lime, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar & Monterey Jack Cheeses
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Let's Make It
Cook spaghetti as directed on package, omitting salt.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions, peppers, garlic and cumin; cook and stir 1 min. Add half the chicken; cook 2 min. or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet. Add remaining chicken to skillet; cook and stir 2 min. or until lightly browned. Return cooked chicken/vegetable mixture to skillet; mix well.
Drain spaghetti, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Mix reserved water with cream cheese and bouillon in small bowl until blended. Add to chicken along with the lime zest; mix well. Cover; cook on low heat 5 to 8 min. or until chicken is done. Stir in spaghetti, lime juice and cilantro; cook, uncovered, 1 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently. Add shredded cheese; stir until melted.
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
For Saucier Pasta
If you prefer a thinner sauce, reserve 3/4 cup of the spaghetti cooking water to mix with the cream cheese and bouillon.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* 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.