Sunday, June 12, 2016

6 Picks in June: Creamy Chicken with Fettuccine

3rd Pick in June!


Creamy Chicken with Fettuccine is a dish the whole family will love. Pasta is a great way to get your daily serving of grains. There are many different types of pasta so feel free to use rotini, bow tie, spaghetti etc just whatever you have on hand! This recipe can be prepared many ways so find the inner cook in you and be creative. The meal took a total of 25-30 minutes to make.

First boil the noodles. While they are cooking you can start making the chicken. Like i mentioned before there are many ways of doing this. I personally like broiling the chicken on high for about 10 minutes. You can also boil the chicken, bake it or sear in a pan until cooked through. Shred and set aside.

 Once chicken is done add garlic to a pan along with bacon bits and let it saute for about 2 minutes. Instead of bacon you could also do onions. Feel free to experiment here! I chose bacon bits because that is what my family likes. 

 After 2 minutes add 1 cup of chicken broth and 1 can of cream of chicken. You could also do a cup of water instead of chicken broth. Stir and let it come to a boil.

Add the shredded chicken to your delicious sauce! Let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

Add noodles to the sauce and garnish with basil and parsley. Serve hot!

Here is the full recipe!


It's very important to make sure you are getting nutrients from each food group. Since I already have pasta (grains) and bacon (protein) I decided to add some cottage cheese (dairy) milk (dairy), blueberries (fruit) and some carrots (vegetables). Visit myplate to make sure you're getting the right amount of nutrients each day! 

4th Pick in June.... Coming June 18th!

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