Chicken Penne with a Creamy Pumpkin Sauce
Recipe adapted from KraftFoods.com
What you'll need:
1pkg boneless skinless chicken breast or tenders, cut into bite size pieces
2 zucchini, sliced
1 pkg (16oz) penne pasta
1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese
1/2c Parmesan cheese
1/2c (1 stick) butter
1c canned pumpkin
1/2tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
Ground nutmeg to taste
Cook pasta as directed on package.
Meanwhile, cook the chicken pieces in a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium-high heat for about 5 mins, then add in the sliced zucchini and cook an additional 5-7 mins. Add in the cream cheese, butter, Parmesan and milk and continue cooking until cheese is melted and chicken is cooked through. Stir in the pumpkin and seasonings, and cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta, add to chicken pumpkin mixture. Toss to coat.
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