Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Creamy Chicken Penne - $5 Dinner Challenge
2 cups penne pasta, uncooked ($0.50 for box)
3/4 lb boneless chicken sliced ($5.99.3# bag = $1.50)
1/2 c chopped onion ($0.25)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 red pepper chopped ($0.99)
2 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp flour
1-1/2 cups milk ($0.50)
4 oz Cream Cheese, cubed ($0.50/2 = $0.25)
1/2 cup grated romano cheese ($0.50)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Parsley as garnish
Cook pasta as directed. Cook chicken and onion in oil in skillet for 6-8 minutes, add red pepper & garlic, cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in flour until well blended. Add milk and bring to a boil. Cook on medium for 2 minutes stirring continuously until thickened. Add cream cheese, grated cheese, salt, and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes until blended.
Drain pasta and place in large bowl. Add chicken mixture and sauce, toss to coat. Top with parsley!
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