Chicken Primavera: Freshness in Every Bite

Chicken Primavera: Freshness in Every Bite

Create a Chicken Primavera, a rich and colorful Italian pasta dish that's perfect for a family dinner.
Everyone loves this creamy pasta dotted with colorful veggies from our garden.

Chicken Primavera: Freshness in Every Bite



Cook time: 45 Min  Prep time: 20 Min  Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
PRIMAVERA
3 - 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 onion
1/2 green pepper
1/2 yellow pepper
12 oz favorite pasta, cooked
1 c Italian blend cheese or mozzarella
GARLIC CREAM SAUCE
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 c white wine (less if yours is strong flavored)
1/3 c frozen chopped spinach
2 c half and half
1 - 1 1/2 c shredded Parmesan (not the stuff in the shaker)
Directions
Test Kitchen Tips: You can easily bake or pan-fry the chicken if it's not grilling season.
1. Cut chicken breast so they are even in thickness for grilling. Add to a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Boil pasta to box directions and set aside.
2. Heat and grill chicken breasts until done. Set them aside while preparing the sauce.
3. Garlic Cream Sauce: Drizzle about 1 Tbsp olive oil in a pan. Add garlic and saute for just a moment or two so as not to burn the garlic. Add the flour, cooking for a moment until bubbling.
4. Then add the half and half, slowly, whisking to prevent lumps.
5. Add wine whisking to prevent lumps.
6. Add spinach to the flour mixture and bring to a boil until the sauce begins to thicken.
7. Once the sauce has thickened, stir in Parmesan until blended. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
8. Dice or chop your onions and bell peppers. In a separate pan, saute in a little bit of olive oil until they are soft.
9. Dice chicken and add it to the garlic cream sauce along with the cooked onions and bell peppers.
10. Add pasta and stir until everything is mixed well.
11. Spread into a 9x13 baking dish and cover with cheese. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees or until the cheese is brown and the dish is bubbly hot.
12. Note: You can use other favorite veggies like zucchini and yellow squash, broccoli, mushrooms, etc. Ideas are unlimited. If your kids don't like those then dice them finer. I am not a fan of zucchini or squash but I can tolerate them cut small.

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