“Chicken Pot Pie” One Pot Pasta

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I love a good, quick and easy one pot dish.  I was craving some sort of creamy chicken pasta, and this one was great.  It wasn’t exactly what I had expected flavor wise, but I should have known from the ingredients list, that this was going to taste a lot like chicken pot pie.  It was pretty darn tasty, and a true comfort dish.

Serves 4-6 for about $0.80/serving

INGREDIENTS:

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2 Tbsp olive oil

3/4 cup chopped carrots

3/4 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup diced onions

1 Tbsp minced garlic

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into one-inch pieces

pinch of salt

pinch of pepper

1 ½ cups milk

1 ½ cups chicken broth, plus more as needed

3 Tbsp flour

8 ounces dry fettuccine pasta

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for topping

DIRECTIONS:

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Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven.  Add vegetables and minced garlic. Saute over medium heat until vegetables become tender, about 5-7 minutes.

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Add chicken and season with salt and pepper.

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Continue to saute over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink.

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Add milk, broth and flour.

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Stir to combine and add pasta. Add a little more broth, if necessary, to cover pasta completely (about 1/2 cup). Stir to combine.

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Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to low and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring every five minutes to keep pasta from sticking together. Remove lid and cook another 5 minutes to allow sauce to thicken.

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Remove from heat, stir in cheese and top with freshly chopped parsley.

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ENJOY: