Angel Pasta with Chicken

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I love Alfredo sauce and pasta. It is so rich and creamy! Unfortunately, that rich creaminess is exactly what makes it unhealthy for you. I found this spin on Alfredo Pasta called Angel Pasta that gives you all the rich creaminess but less calories and fat content. In a 1 cup serving there are 460 calories and 17 grams of fat. It is made in the slow cooker which helps create a more complex flavor in an otherwise simple dish. If you like mushrooms, this is a great recipe to sneak them in the sauce.
Serves: 4
Start to Finish: 4 hours (slow cooker)
Recipe By: Kraft Foods Magazine


4 oz. "Philadelphia 1/3 Less Fat" cream cheese, softened (half of an 8-oz. package)
1 (10-oz) can reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup Kraft Light Tuscan House Italian Dressing (any light Italian dressing will work, so use what you have on hand)
1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 lb. uncooked angel hair pasta
2 TBSP chopped, fresh parsley


1. Cut-up chicken into bite size pieces and place in the bottom of your slow cooker.
2. Beat cream cheese, soup, broth, and dressing with whisk until blended.
3. Pour over chicken in slow cooker.
4. Cook on LOW 4 hours (or on HIGH 3 hours).
5. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions (about 15 min. before chicken is done).
6. Chop parsley.
7. Serve pasta topped with chicken sauce and parsley.