Chicken Bow Tie Alfredo


4 cups uncooked multigrain bow tie pasta
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
1 medium onion, chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups whole milk
2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Additional grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, optional


Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute mushrooms and onion in oil until tender.

Add the garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in cream cheese until melted.

Combine cornstarch and milk until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the chicken, cheese, basil, pepper and salt; cook and stir until cheese is melted.

Drain pasta; add to chicken mixture. Heat through. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.


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