Easy and tastes like a splurge meal! The teenager in the house went back for more. I prepared this dish mostly as written and loved that I only used one pot to cook. I was mostly impressed that the pasta was not gummy and the sauce was rich and cheesy. Instead of reduced fat cream cheese, I used two wedges of Laughing Cow Asiago cheese. I also used half chicken broth and half water because I had some broth that needed to be used, and I added a pinch of nutmeg to the sauce. I had plenty of sauce, so after stirring in the cheeses, I added 6oz of small broccoli florets that I had cooked in the microwave for 2 minutes. I think I could have used 8oz. You could also add in cooked spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, or other vegetables of your choice. I may try making it with shrimp instead of chicken sometime and add a little lemon to the sauce.
This was surprisingly good! Very simple; followed the recipe as written. The only change I made was chicken thighs vs breast cause I knew I'd have leftovers and I have a weird thing about reheated chicken breasts (they taste weird to me?). Sauce was a little on the soupy side but I didn't have a scale so just eye balled the pasta quantity. So that's probably my bad. Hubby went back for seconds so that's always a good sign. And I may or may not have licked the spatula as I was putting away the leftovers... Served with a side of sauted zucchini and onions and ended up kind of mixing veggies together with the pasta so would be easy/delicious to add more veggies. I'm thinking roasted red peppers next time!? Anyway, I will definitely make it again and would encourage you to give it a try!