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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 520.3
  • Total Fat: 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.8 mg
  • Sodium: 203.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 37.0 g

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Tuscan Chicken Milano

Submitted by: 2BFREE2LIVE
Tuscan Chicken Milano

Introduction

This is my healthy version of Pasta Milano from an Italian chain restaurant. I use low-fat half and half to give the sauce a velvety texture. This is my healthy version of Pasta Milano from an Italian chain restaurant. I use low-fat half and half to give the sauce a velvety texture.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1/2 cup chicken broth
    1 head garlic(10 cloves) peeled
    3 cups whole-wheat bow-tie pasta
    1 1/4 pounds (20 ounces) boneless skinless chicken breasts
    1 package (10 ounces) sliced mushrooms
    2 Tbsp olive oil
    2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    2 cups low-fat half-and-half
    1/2 cup diced, drained sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
    2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Heat grill or broiler. In small saucepan over high heat, bring broth and garlic to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and let simmer until garlic is softened.

2. Meanwhile, prepare bow-tie pasta according to package directions and drain. Cut chicken breasts in half horizontally to form two thin cutlets from each one. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Grill or broil chicken until cooked through and juices run clear. Let sit 2 minutes to allow juices to redistribute, then slice diagonally.

3. In nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook mushrooms in olive oil for three minutes, stirring occasionally. Gradually add flour, stirring until mixture resembles a paste. Slowly whisk in half-and-half and broth; cook until mixture thickens. Stir in sun dried tomatoes, Parmesan, chicken and pasta. Heat through, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Enjoy!!






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  • Incredible!
    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
    520 calories is still a lot, so I changed it up to lower fat and calories. I used olive oil cooking spray to sauté the mushrooms, onions and garlic (skipped simmering garlic in stock) used whole wheat flour and pasta, dry packed sun dried tomatoes, and evaporated skim milk instead of half and half. - 1/5/11

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  • Incredible!
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I used fresh tomatoes instead of in oil. I cubed them and cooked them with mushrooms. I made a second dish without tomatoes for me and used half 1/2 and 1/2 and milk for the other half and less oil and figured it out at 7 servings at 306 calories. It was excellent and I will definately do it again - 3/4/10

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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    For those curious about the original recipe, I used to work at Macaroni Grill. Pasta Milano: Lunch (890 cal/47 g fat/10 g fiber/81 g carbs) ww pnts: 21 Pasta Milano: Dinner
    (1080 cal/55 g fat/13 g fiber/106 g carbs) ww pnts: 25.5. This recipe is healthier than the original. - 3/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight and it was excellent! I used fat free half & half, 1 TBS of olive oil and sun dried tomatoes without oil and we loved it!. - 1/2/10

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  • 12 of 18 people found this review helpful
    This does sound great. Use this as a guide. Make it to fit your dietary needs. If SP approved it don't chastise the person who submitted it. Everyone's caloric and fat intake are different on SP remember. I will try it with my own spin. Great job. - 1/1/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Sounds incredible! I'm not fond of the reduced fat half-and half; I think I will try this with non-fat evaporated milk. - 11/4/09

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  • 7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Going into my favorites to try. I never us a recipe "exactly". They're always a point of reference/suggestion. I'll substitute skim milk, which I alway have on hand, and try the sun dried 'maters not in oil, but didn't see any "unhealthy" ingredients. Great job!! - 1/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe - I add more garlic though, will definitely make it again. - 11/3/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good. The family wants to see it on the table again! In stead of using olive oil, I used the oil from my sun dried tomatoes and added Mrs. Dash tomato basil and garlic YUM - 6/26/10

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  • O.K.
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Not much flavor. It needed a lot of help. I added a can of artichoke hearts, a little red wine, 1/2 can of diced tomatoes, some crushed red pepper flakes, & fresh basil and parsley. - 3/5/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good calories seem off on this calculation though...I did it with the ingredients I used and it was 318 a serving...I used fat free half and half, more cheese, and did 7 servings instead of 6. - 1/10/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I think replacing the half and half with skim milk and flour combo would greatly reduce the calories without affecting the taste or creamy texture. This sounds like an amazing dish though - 11/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is an amazing dish! The family loved it! - 11/4/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I am a little skeptical. I do like the sodium content but not the fat or the calorie content.
    I don't see any reason for buying the tomatoes in oil. doubt I will do that but I probably will make this at least once - 3/4/10

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe. - 11/17/09

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  • 2 of 14 people found this review helpful
    too much fat! Can you find something to replace the half and half? less oil for the mushrooms? Maybe cornstarch for thickening? - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    sounds good but still a little high on calories for my liking - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love chicken and this sounds so yummy I'm adding it to my favourites. Looking forward to trying it. - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This looks amazing! It's got all my favorites; garlic, sundried tomatoes, pasta, and cheese! I'll definitely try this recipe in the near future. - 11/3/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful recipe....family loved it!! I think I would double the sauce part next time I make it though. Definitely awesome!!! - 3/7/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm tweaking this recipe to my own tastes, which includes just a tad more spice, but all in all, a good twist on a hi-fat restaurant meal! - 3/4/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow, Love it, simply delicious version - 3/9/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this pasta dish - 3/5/10

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    520 calories per serving does not sound like diet food to me. I'd hate to see the calorie count on the original dish. - 3/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing. I usually don't have half and half on hand but always have cans evaporated milk so that's what I used. I used Barilla Plus pasta. I'm going use this same method to tweak Guy Fieri's Cajun Chicken Alfredo. - 1/3/10

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