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Chicken and Pasta with Garlic Sauce

This creamy chicken and pasta medley is ready in minutes. “The recipe was given to me by a friend and my kids consider it a treat,“ relates Sharon Hamlin of Kirkville, New York.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • Hot cooked pasta

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil and butter over medium heat for 8-9 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Remove chicken and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute zucchini and onion for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and garlic until blended. Gradually add water and bouillon. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cream cheese. Stir until blended and heated through. Serve with chicken, vegetables and pasta.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 400 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein.

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