Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta with Chicken

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta with Chicken

Recipe by JancCourse: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 12 ounces penne pasta cooked to al dente

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cut into small pieces

  • 5-6 cloves garlic minced

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 cups nonfat milk

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese divided

  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley plus some for garnish

  • Olive oil

  • Salt and pepper


  • Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain and set aside until ready to use.
  • In a large, deep skillet, heat olive oil. Add chicken and season with a pinch or two of salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside with the pasta.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of butter to the skillet and melt, then stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in flour and italian seasoning cook for about 1 minute or until golden. Whisk in milk and chicken broth and simmer for several minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in half of the Parmesan cheese until melted.
  • Toss the cooked pasta and chicken with the sauce to coat, then stir in remaining Parmesan cheese and ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with fresh grated Parmesan and fresh chopped parsley.
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