Creamy Chicken and Rotini Primavera
This substitute sauce is as good as the real deal, but better for you and less expensive, about $1.35 per serving. Add whatever vegetable combination you like and feel free to use cheaper chicken cuts to make this even more budget-minded.
Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
1/2 pound dry rotini
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast - cubed
1 pound frozen vegetable mix - thawed
4 ounces Neufchatel cheese (reduced fat cream cheese)
1/2 cup lite Italian dressing
1/2 cup 2% fat milk
- Cook rotini per package directions to desired doneness. Drain well and keep warm.
- Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken cubes and cook until no longer pink.
- Combine cream cheese, dressing and milk and whisk until smooth.
- Add thawed frozen vegetables to chicken along with sauce mixture. Stir well and heat through - about 5 minutes. Serve.