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Creamy Chicken Rotini

Creamy Pasta

Do you have a favorite type of comfort food? Mine is pasta. Just about anything pasta is a comfort food for me!

I didn’t even need comfort food today, but comfort food makes a good day even better and I feel happy about that!

So take a listen to a great vocal jazz standard “Make Someone Happy” sung soulfully by Sarah Vaughan.

Creamy Chicken Rotini

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable rotini, uncooked
  • 1½ cups cooked boneless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup onion
  • ½ cup red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup petite baby peas, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1½ teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta. Drain off water. Run cool water over pasta for 5 seconds. Set aside.
  2. Dice chicken, onion, and red pepper. Put in a large bowl. Add peas.
  3. In sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour. Whisk in milk. Bring to boil stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Cube cream cheese. Add to sauce pan. Add Parmesan cheese.
  6. Return to low heat, stirring for 3-5 minutes or until cream cheese is melted and Parmesan cheese is incorporated and sauce is smooth.
  7. Add pasta to sauce pan ingredients. Toss gently to coat.
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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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