Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Recipe: Creamy Chicken Parmesan

Creamy Chicken Parmesan

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 45 min
Makes: 2

3 30% Less Fat RITZ Crackers, finely crushed
2 Tbsp. KRAFT 100% Light Parmesan Grated Cheese, divided
2 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1/2 lb./225 g)
1-1/2 cups 25%-less-sodium chicken broth, divided
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup orzo pasta, uncooked
1 tsp. oil
1/4 cup PHILADELPHIA Light Cream Cheese Spread
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (corn, carrots, peas and green beans), thawed

COMBINE cracker crumbs and 1 Tbsp. of the Parmesan cheese on small plate. Rinse chicken with cold water; dip in crumb mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of each breast with the crumb mixture. Press crumbs gently into chicken to secure; set aside.

COMBINE 1 cup of the broth and the water in medium saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Add orzo. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 9 min. or until most of the liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 to 6 min. on each side or until chicken is cooked through (170ºF). Remove chicken from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet; cover chicken to keep warm.
ADD cream cheese spread and remaining broth to drippings in skillet. Bring just to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Simmer 3 min. or until sauce is thickened, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, add vegetables to orzo mixture; simmer 2 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently. Stir remaining 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese into cream cheese sauce.

SPOON orzo mixture onto two serving plates; top with the chicken and sauce.


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