Recipe: Cream cheese Italian chicken & Italian Artichoke Chicken Pasta

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Ruthie Knudsen shared her recipe for Italian Artichoke Chicken Pasta. To find more delicious recipes from Ruthie go here.
Italian Artichoke Chicken Pasta
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Author: Ruthie
Serves: 8
  • 1 box of whole grain penne pasta
  • 4-5 Roma tomatoes, diced or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cans medium olives, halved
  • 1 can of Artichoke hearts, quartered
  • ½ C of low-fat Italian salad dressing (or till taste)
  • 1½ C cooked and shredded chicken breast
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Parmesan cheese per serving
  1. Cook pasta.
  2. Prepare tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and olives.
  3. Drain pasta, pour into large serving bowl.
  4. Add chicken, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives; mix until incorporated
  5. Add Italian dressing, salt, and pepper; toss to coat.
  6. Garnish each serving with Parmesan.
  7. Enjoy warm!
Italian Chicken
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 6 hours
Total time: 6 hours 20 mins
Author: Ruthie
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 6
  • 6 chicken breasts, thawed
  • 2 packets of dry Italian salad dressing seasoning packets
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 (8 ounce) neufatchel (1/3 less fat) cream cheese
  • 6 servings whole grain noodles or brown rice, cooked according to package
  • garnish with green onion, if desired
  1. Place first 3 ingredients in slow cooker, cook on low 6 hours or high for 3 hours.
  2. (Stir occasionally if you’re around)
  3. When ready to serve shred the chicken with two forks; reserve ⅓ of chicken for additional recipe.
  4. Add the neufatchel cream cheese into slow cooker; allow to melt in while preparing noodles or rice.
  5. Stir in cream cheese until completely incorporated.
  6. Serve over noodles or rice.
  7. Enjoy!
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