Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

November 4, 2013 at 6:19 PM | Posted in chicken, pasta | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

 

 

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I went with my Mom to pick up some late season Green Beans that had gotten in at Jungle Jim’s Market. From there an errand or two and home. getting dark early since the time went back, about 5:30 now. Miss the long day light hours of Summer! For dinner tonight another new one, Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta.

 

 
I tried another of the new Hamburger Helpers, Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Chicken Helper. I’ve tried a few of them now but I think I’ve found my favorite so far. This really turned out delicious! The Rotini and Cheese Sauce is excellent and the Seasoned Crumb Coating with Natural Bacon Flavor for the Chicken is one of the better Crumb Coatings I’ve had for Chicken. As all the other ones this one is very easy to make, just follow the instructions on the box. To prepare it fist go ahead and make the Pasta, by direction. Then prepare your Chicken and you have one fine meal! The Chicken Helper box contains Rotini Pasta with Naturally Flavored Cheesy Sauce Mix & Seasoned Crumb Coating with Natural Bacon Flavor. I added the Chicken, Water, 2% Milk, Canola Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper. It all comes together for one easily made and delicious dinner. I also had a couple of slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread and an ice-cold Diet Dr. Pepper. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

Chicken Helper

Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken –  Chicken Helper
* Rotini pasta with naturally flavored cheesy sauce mix and seasoned crumb coating with natural bacon flavor
* Add chicken
* Pasta side dish included

 
Directions
For Pasta:
You Will Need: 1-1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tbsp butter. For Chicken You Will Need: 1 lb uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1 tbsp milk, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Success Tips: Start with completely thawed chicken. Adjust heat setting, cook times and amount of oil as needed. Pasta: 1 – Stir water, 1/2 cup milk, butter, sauce mix and pasta in 2-quart nonstick sauce pan. Heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 17 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender. Meanwhile, continue with step 2.

 
Chicken:
2 – Cut each chicken breast into 3 to 5 slices, holding knife at an angle. (Slices should be about 1/2 inch thick). 3 – Coat, Place chicken in medium bowl. Add 1 tbsp milk to moisten. Add seasoned crumbs to coat chicken. 4 – Brown, Heat butter and oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until butter is melted. Carefully add chicken to hot butter and oil; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Turn chicken; cook 4 to 6 minutes longer or until golden brown and centers are no longer pink (165 degrees F). Serve with potatoes. Refrigerate leftovers. Add Your Own Twist: Stir 1/2 cup cooked broccoli or shredded cheddar cheese into the finished pasta. If you want a bit of crunch, top with 1/3 cup crushed garlic croutons!

 

 
nutrition information
1 cup prepared
Serving Size:
Serving Per Container:
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 390 Calories from Fat: 170 % Daily Value* Total Fat 19g 29% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 85mg 28% Sodium 690mg 29% Total Carbohydrate 30g 10% Dietary Fiber 7%

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