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Bow Ties and Chicken Confetti

Category

Entrees

Servings

4

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces bow tie pasta
  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes, snipped into bits
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 6 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 12 to 15 chunks
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 6 ounces Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 1½ cups)

  • ½ cup slivered fresh basil leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
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Directions

  1. COOK pasta according to package directions, about 10 minutes.
  2. COMBINE sundried tomatoes and boiling water, in small bowl; set aside to soften.
  3. HEAT nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of oil, tilting to coat. Add chicken and sauté until browned on all sides and no longer pink in center, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, transfer to plate and set aside.
  4. ADD remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and return to heat. Add green pepper and garlic and sauté until slightly softened. Add chicken broth, herb seasoning and softened sundried tomatoes and bring to simmer.
  5. DISSOLVE cornstarch in cold water. Add slowly to simmering broth mixture, stirring until thickened; cook for 1 minute. Stir in cheese, basil and reserved chicken; cook just until cheese is just melted.
  6. PLACE drained pasta in serving bowl. Pour chicken mixture on top, stirring gently to combine. Garnish with basil sprigs.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
380
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
14 grams
22%
Saturated Fat
6 grams
30%
Cholesterol
55 milligrams
18%
Sodium
827 milligrams
34%
Carbs
39 grams
13%
Fiber
4 grams
16%
Protein
29 grams
Calcium
324 milligrams
32%