Creamy Chicken Pasta with Brussels Sprouts & Artichokes
2024/01/18

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Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

This recipe is perfect for a healthy and delicious meal in just 30 minutes. Here are the ingredients you will need:

- 8 ounces of whole-wheat fettuccine

- 1/2 cup of unsalted chicken broth

- 4 ounces of cream cheese

- 1 teaspoon of grated garlic

- 3/4 teaspoon of salt

- 1 1/2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil

- 10 ounces of Brussels sprouts, trimmed and shaved (about 4 cups)

- 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced

- 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper

- 1/4 cup of dry white wine (such as sauvignon blanc)

- 3 cups of chopped or shredded cooked chicken breast

- 1 cup of frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and quartered

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- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

- 1/4 cup of torn fresh basil leaves plus 2 tablespoons, divided

To start, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the fettuccine according to the package directions. Drain the pasta, but make sure to reserve 1 cup of the cooking water.

While the fettuccine is cooking, whisk together the chicken broth, cream cheese, garlic, and salt in a medium bowl until the cream cheese is in small, pea-sized chunks.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the Brussels sprouts, shallot, and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the Brussels sprouts are bright green and slightly softened, which should take about 2 to 3 minutes. Then, add the white wine and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.

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Next, add the broth mixture to the skillet and stir constantly until the cream cheese is melted and the mixture comes to a light simmer. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened.

Now, add the chicken, artichoke hearts, cooked fettuccine, and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water to the skillet. Toss everything together, adding the remaining 1/2 cup of cooking water a splash at a time, until the fettuccine is coated in sauce. This should take about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and 1/4 cup of basil.

Serve the dish, and top with the remaining 2 tablespoons of basil.

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Each serving of this delicious fettuccine dish contains about 1 3/4 cups and has the following nutritional profile: Calories: 561, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 101mg, Carbohydrates: 57g, Total Sugars: 6g, Added Sugars: 0g, Protein: 40g, Fiber: 11g, Sodium: 648mg, Potassium: 825mg.

Enjoy this healthy and satisfying meal with your family or friends!

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