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Lemon Tomato Chicken Pasta Recipe

        Lifestyle | Pasta

Lemon and fresh basil compliment tomatoes in this chicken and pasta dish

Lemon and fresh basil compliment tomatoes in this chicken and pasta dish

Total Time 30 minutes

Prep Time 30 minutes

Yield

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

8 ounces dry cavatappi or rotini pasta, uncooked (8 oz = 2-1/2 cups)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Petite Diced Tomatoes, undrained
1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Petite Diced Tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup soft cream cheese spread
1 pkg (0.75 oz each) fresh basil, coarsely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 teaspoon shredded lemon peel
0 Cracked black pepper, optional

Preparation

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  2. Stir together undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce and lemon juice in same skillet; bring to a boil. Add cream cheese; stir until cream cheese is melted completely. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes to thicken slightly.
  3. Drain pasta. Add to sauce in skillet; stir to coat. Stir in chicken, basil and lemon peel. Sprinkle with pepper, if desired.

Cook's Tip

Substitute 4 oz. cubed regular cream cheese for the soft cream cheese spread. Stir sauce with whisk to combine.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1-1/3 cups each
Vitamin A 16 %
Protein 26 g
Sugars 4 g
Carbohydrate 39 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sodium 535 mg
Cholesterol 62 mg
Saturated Fat 4 g
Total Fat 10 g
Calories 357
Vitamin C 21 %
Calcium 6 %
Iron 14 %

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