Monday, October 13, 2008

Today's Weight Watcher Recipe--4 point chicken and spinach pasta

This recipe is a little bit like a pasta alfredo with chicken and spinach. You can use any type of pasta (bow tie, shells, noodles, etc.)

Creamy Chicken And Spinach Pasta

1 teaspoon canola oil
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts, cubed
One 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 cups hot cooked medium pasta shells
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Add the mush­rooms, onion and garlic; cook, stirring as needed, until softened, 5-6 minutes.

Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the flour is lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually stir in the milk and broth; cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils and thickens, 2-3 minutes. Stir in the chicken, spinach and pepper; return to a boil, stirring as needed. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring as needed, until the chicken is cooked, 6-8 minutes.

Place the pasta in a serving bowl; add the chicken mixture and toss to combine. Serve, sprinkled with the cheese.

4 Servings--4 weight watchers points/serving


Anonymous said...

ooohh this sounds yummy! Have you made all these dishes?

Liza's Eyeview said...

Oh this one I'll like!

Thanks for sharing this recipe

:) Liza

Kathryn said...

This recipe is soooooooo good.