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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Creamy Bow~Tie Pasta with Chicken by Missy

3 cups (8 oz.) Farfalle (bow-tie pasta) uncooked
4 cups broccoli florets
3 Tbs. Kraft Roasted Red Pepper Italian with Parmesan Dressing
6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 tsp. minced garlic ( I bought it in the tiny jar.)
2 cups tomato-basil spaghetti sauce
4 oz. (1/2 of 8 oz. pkg.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese

Boil pasta and broccoli about 5 minutes. Drain completely and transfer to freezer bag. Meanwhile, heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook 5 minutes. Turn chicken over, continue cooking 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Add pasta sauce and cream cheese to chicken in skillet; cook on medium-low heat 2-3 minutes or until cream cheese is completely melted, mixture is well blended and chicken is coated with sauce, stirring occasionally. Transfer chicken to a separate freezer bag. Freeze both.

I experimented with cooking the chicken. I cooked 1/2 like the recipe and the other 1/2 I placed in the crock pot (already cut in half) with the measured amount of dressing/garlic per meal. I removed the c.breasts as soon as they were cooked through. I placed 6 pieces of chicken in the freezer bag and added the sauce, 1cup of broth (created in the crock pot)and cream cheese into the bag and placed into freezer. All of the breasts looked the same after cooking. The crock pot chicken did cook in a folded and goofy position.

Serving Day:
Thaw completely. Throw pasta and broccoli into hot water to heat back up. Taste for desired tenderness. Reheat sauce and chicken in a non-stick skillet. Remove chicken and keep warm. Add sauce to pasta, mix well. Transfer to bowls. Cut chicken crosswise into thick slices; fan out chicken over pasta mixture in each bowl. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese.



  1. Hi everyone. I am not sure why there was ice on the noodles this AM when I took them out of the freezer. I was just concerned that if it wasn't eaten soon, it may effect the flavor. I thawed one today at work and the noodles look great. Just thought I would mention it. Also, your cheese isn't in a freezer bag. It should last a long time in the frige though. Thanks!

  2. We liked this supper! Easy to reheat and eat, yet still tasted fresh! Thanks for making it.

  3. This was really good. We really enjoyed it. Thanks!

  4. This tasted wonderful. It was nice having it all separate and then be able to just thaw and reheat. Our picky eater was then able to have the just the noodles and peas with butter. He loved it! I preferred it with the chicken and sauce. As I heated it on the stove top I chopped up the chicken, so it would be easier to serve our kids. Thanks for a great meal.
    I got to eat all the left overs the next day. Plenty of food for a family of 6!