8 oz rotini or bowties
5 c. broccoli florets
1 c. low fat milk
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1 c. reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 c. light cream cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper, or more to taste
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 c. shredded cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast (I used chicken thighs and it was really good too)
1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions while preparing the sauce, and set aside.
2. Place the broccoli in a large microwave-safe dish. Add 3 tablespoons of water, cover, and microwave for 4 minutes, or until crisp tender.
3. In a medium saucepan, whisk the milk and cornstarch until smooth. Whisk in the broth and place over low heat. Add the cream cheese, garlic powder, and pepper. Bring to a low simmer and cook until the sauce thickens, about 4 minutes. Whisk in the Parmesan and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes, or until sauce is smooth.
4. Toss the cooked pasta, broccoli, and chicken together in a large serving dish. Pour the sauce on top, and toss gently to combine.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (1 1/2 CUPS): 330 Cal, 36g Carbs, 7g Total Fat (3.5g Sat Fat), 6 WW Points
RECIPE FROM: Eat What You Love by Marlene Koch