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45 minutes
4 servings
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dairy-free
(?)
Has dairy from:
butter
cream cheese (regular)
heavy cream
parmesan cheese
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
rigatoni (dry)
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
chicken breast
has pasta
(?)
Has pasta from:
rigatoni (dry)
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
chicken breast
butter
cream cheese (regular)
heavy cream
parmesan cheese
rigatoni (dry)
vegetarian
(?)
Not vegetarian due to:
chicken breast
pescetarian
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
cream cheese (regular)
parmesan cheese
rigatoni (dry)
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Nutrition to Note
This recipe has Calories as 50.8%, Fat (total lipid) as 61.7%, Fiber as 68.6% and Sodium as 54.1% (as a percentage of RDA).
 
You may need to take these into account today to balance out your diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 1.8% of RDA
• Calories: 50.8% of RDA
• Carbs: 48.9% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 61.7% of RDA
• Fiber: 68.6% of RDA
• Fructose: 5.0% of RDA
• Protein: 41.0% of RDA
• Sodium: 54.1% of RDA
• Sugar: 12.5% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 69.4% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 63.2% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 6.0% of RDA
• Iron: 2.7% of RDA
• Magnesium: 66.2% of RDA
• Manganese: 20.7% of RDA
• Niacin: 105% of RDA
• Potassium: 30.5% of RDA
• Zinc: 27.2% of RDA
If any nutritional component is greater than 50% of RDA (or any vitamin/mineral is greater than 400% of RDA), the recipe gets a “Nutrition to Note” rating.
 
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MACROS
Carbohydrate
135
g
Calories
1017
 
Fiber
19.2
g
Iron
0.515
mg
Protein
46.1
g
Sodium
730
mg
Sugars
3.92
g
Fat (total lipid)
37.7
g
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
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Ingredient
 
2
whole
+
-
 
boneless, skinless, cut into chunks.
 
2
tbsp
+
-
 
minced.
 
1
tbsp
+
-
 
 
1/2
tsp
+
-
 
 
1/4
tsp
+
-
 
 
2
tbsp
+
-
 
 
1
cup
+
-
 
 
1/4
cups
+
-
 
 
1/2
packages
+
-
 
4 ounces of an 8 ounce package, softened.
 
1/2
cups
+
-
 
 
1/3
cups
+
-
 
grated, plus more for garnish.
 
3
cloves
+
-
 
minced.
 
1/2
tsp
+
-
 
 
1
package
+
-
 
can use any pasta of choice.
 
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PREPARATION
PREPARING THE PASTA
1.
Prepare the pasta according to the directions on the package.
2.
Cook the pasta al dente, and drain.
PREPARING THE SAUCE
3.
In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt 1/4 butter, being careful not to let it burn.
4.
Add in softened cream cheese cubes and stir until cream cheese has melted.
5.
Slowly poor in heavy cream and whisk vigorously for a few minutes to prevent from clumping.
6.
Add in Parmesan cheese and stir until it is well incorporated.
7.
Stir in dried parsley.
8.
Keep stirring for a few minutes, then let the sauce simmer on low for a 2-3 minutes to thicken up a bit.
9.
Add the marinara sauce and stir well to incorporate.
PREPARING THE CHICKEN
10.
In a large skillet on medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Sauté garlic and red pepper flakes for 2 minutes being cautious not to let garlic burn.
11.
Add in your chunks of chicken breast, black pepper and salt, and cook until chicken until no longer pink.
12.
Add in sauce and stir;. Let simmer for about 8-10 minutes.
13.
Combine the chicken and sauce mixture with cooked pasta. Garnish with fresh Parmesan cheese, and a pinch or two of red pepper flakes.
 
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
Make it Dairy Free!
A partially dairy-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of dairy. Just substitute Earth Balance Natural Buttery Stick for butter.
 
COMPLETE NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 1017
Protein 46.1 g
Carbohydrates 135 g
Iron 0.52 mg
Fiber 19.2 g
Calcium 18.0 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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