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Tuscan Chicken Pasta - Weight Watchers Freestyle
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Yield: 4 servings (6 points per serving for blue and purple, 9 points per serving for green)

Course: Main Course
Keyword: freestyle, weight watchers, WWFreestyle
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 cup fat-free half and half
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz. Cavatappi or cellentani pasta
Instructions
  1. Season chicken with paprika, salt and pepper. 

  2. Add oil to a heated pan and add the chicken. Cook 6 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through. 

  3. Cook pasta according to directions on the box. 

  4. Remove chicken from the pan and cover. 

  5. Add the garlic to the pan and let it cook for 1 minute. 

  6. Add the chicken broth to the pan, making sure to scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the half and half and whisk together. 

  7. Put cornstarch in a small bowl and add 2 tablespoons water. Stir together, then add to the pan. Whisk together, while bringing the sauce to a simmer. 

  8. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and spinach to the pan. 

  9. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and add it to the pan. Also add the pasta and Parmesan cheese. Mix it all together.