White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

The sauce is a simple cheese sauce, similar to any macaroni and cheese recipe. Add some chicken and you'll have a great White Cheddar Chicken Pasta in just a few minutes.


The sauce is a simple cheese sauce, similar to any macaroni and cheese recipe. Add some chicken and you'll have a great White Cheddar Chicken Pasta in just a few minutes.

The sauce is a simple cheese sauce, similar to any macaroni and cheese recipe. Add some chicken and you’ll have a great White Cheddar Chicken Pasta in just a few minutes.



White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 31 minutes

The sauce is a simple cheese sauce, similar to any macaroni and cheese recipe. Add some chicken and you’ll have a great meal in just a few minutes.

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 T fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 T olive oil

For the pasta:

  • 1 pound rotini or other short cut pasta
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T flour
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 8 oz sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups milk (I used skim milk but mixed in about 2 T heavy cream)
  • 1 T fresh thyme
  • 1 T fresh oregano
  • Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • Parmesan cheese to taste


Instructions

For the chicken:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Mix together mustard, thyme, salt and pepper and sprinkle over chicken pieces. When pan is hot, add chicken and brown about 3 minutes per side until cooked through. Remove to a plate and cover with foil.

For the pasta:

  1. Heat water to boil in a large stock pot for pasta, add salt and pasta and cook to al dente and drain according to directions. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add flour and whisk to combine. Add wine, garlic, onions, and mustard. Cook about 5 minutes, until onions are translucent. Reduce heat to low and slowly add milk, stirring to combine. Cook about 5-7 minutes more until mixture begins to thicken. Add cheese and stir to melt. Add chicken and pasta and toss to incorporate sauce. Add thyme and oregano and serve topped with crushed red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 559Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 119mgSodium 654mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 42g

Nutrition data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix, and should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate.



Recipe and Photo: Homemade by Holman

White Cheddar Chicken Pasta
Article Categories:
Pasta · Poultry

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