Freezer Meal Recipe: Chicken Pasta with Red Pepper Cream Sauce

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Have dinner ready in 25 minutes!

Enjoy a garlicky chicken dinner served with pasta and topped with red pepper cream sauce.  This is a hearty meal that your whole family will love!    This has to be one of my favorite quick family friendly meals.  I also love that it is made with skim milk so it is lower in fat than some of the recipes that call for cream, but it still tastes fantastic!  i an

I love that it is a freezer meal recipe too.  There are days it feels like I can never have enough freezer meals in the freezer.  All I have to do is remember to pull them out of the freezer!  They are definitely lifesavers on a busy day.  All you have to do is cook the ckicken, mix the sauce, put it all in bags to be frozen and quickly mixed up on a busy day when you need a quick meal on the go!   This will be a lifesaver with all the Spring sports starting up!  Even if you don’t already have this one prepared in the freezer it only takes 25 minutes to make it fresh.

A few of my favorite variations of this recipe are to add parmesan cheese then add a fresh basil leaf or chopped fresh parsley on top and a few stir fry veggies when you are mixing it, just to make it a bit more healthy!  This is  a perfect dish for a busy weeknight or even for a night you have company!  It is good served hot or you could eat it cold for leftovers too!  Serve it with a green salad and garlic bread!  Enjoy!

Chicken Pasta Red Pepper Cream Sauce Freezer Meal
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Le Creuset Stoneware 9 3/4-Inch Pasta Bowl, Cherry

Freezer Meal Recipe: Chicken Pasta with Red Pepper Cream Sauce

Enjoy a garlicky chicken dinner served with pasta and topped with red pepper cream sauce.  This is a hearty meal that your whole family will love!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta
  • 7.25 ounce jar roasted red bell peppers well drained
  • 1 red bell pepper cut in strips
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 ¼ cups skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast cut in chunks
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Instructions

  • Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package.
  • Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, in blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade, combine roasted peppers, milk, flour and salt; blend until smooth.
  • Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Heat over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Add chicken, red bell peppers, and red onion; cover and cook 10 minutes or until browned, fork-tender and juices run clear.
  • Remove chicken from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • Add roasted pepper mixture to skillet; cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in oil. Serve sauce over chicken and pasta.

To Freeze

  • Bag the cooked chicken (after cooling).
  • In a separate bag add pepper cream sauce (after cooling).
  • In a third bag put the stripped red bell pepper.
  • Place all 3 bags in a gallon freezer bag.
  • Put uncooked pasta in the pantry until ready to make it.

To Cook

  • Defrost the bags of chicken, sauce and peppers.
  • Add to warm skillet and heat over medium heat until peppers are tender and sauce has thickened.
  • Cook pasta to desired tenderness.
  • You can add additional vegetables if you desire.
  • I added some snow peas.
  • Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1018mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g

Ingredients: Pasta
Meal Type: Main Dish
Categories: Pasta, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal

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