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Cheesy Chicken Pasta

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From EatingWell:  November/December 2008

This ooey-gooey pasta dish is a crowd-pleaser for adults and kids alike—think rich and creamy macaroni-and-cheese tossed with cauliflower and chicken. Serve with a spinach salad.

6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 5 minutes. Add cauliflower florets and cook until the pasta and florets are tender, about 4 minutes more. Drain, rinse and return to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add wine and cook until reduced slightly, about 1 minute. Whisk milk, flour, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl and add to the pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese until smooth. Stir chicken (or turkey) and mustard into the cheese sauce; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir the sauce into the drained pasta and cauliflower. Serve sprinkled with chives (or scallion greens).

Nutrition

Per serving : 433 Calories; 13 g Fat; 5 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 75 mg Cholesterol; 42 g Carbohydrates; 34 g Protein; 5 g Fiber; 491 mg Sodium; 483 mg Potassium

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 low-fat milk, 3 lean meat

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