Pasta, chicken, and cheese! What more do you want in a dish? This dish is a complete meal. Serve it with garlic bread, pour a glass of wine, and you have yourself a nice dinner.
Prep: 30 mins | Cook: 30 mins | Total: 1 hr. | Servings: 8 | Yield: 8 servings
- 2 cups rotini pasta
- ¼ cup butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 ¾ cups milk
- 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese, cubed
- ¼ cup white wine
- 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 3 pinches ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
- 10 buttery round crackers, crushed
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons butter, melted
Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Apply cooking spray in a 9×13-inch pan then set aside.
Step 3: Place a large pot on the stove and turn the heat to high.
Step 4: Pour in salted water and bring it to a boil.
Step 5: Add in the pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through. Drain the water and rinse with running water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
Step 6: Place a saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 7: Add in the butter and allow it to melt. Add in flour gradually and stir until the texture becomes smooth.
Step 8: Pour in a little milk at a time and allow it to boil. Simmer for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low and add in the Cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Cook until melted completely.
Step 9: Pour in wine and season with nutmeg, mustard, and salt to taste.
Step 10: Place the cooked pasta in a pan. Place a layer of chicken pieces on top of the pasta. Pour in the sauce over the chicken.
Step 11: In a small mixing bowl, add in the parmesan cheese, butter, and cracker crumbs. Stir until well mixed then transfer the mixture over the pasta chicken.
Step 12: Place inside the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
Step 13: Remove from the oven and let it sit at room temperature to cool for at least 10 minutes.
Step 14: Serve and enjoy!
Per Serving: 510.1 calories; protein 26.9g 54% DV; carbohydrates 17.5g 6% DV; fat 36.3g 56% DV; cholesterol 124.9mg 42% DV; sodium 670mg 27% DV.