Jerk Chicken Pasta

Here is the ingredients to gather and my adjustments:

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 TbS real butter
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup half-and-half - substitution made with 1% milk and 3 Tbs butter (see below)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon herbs, of your choice, rosemary, marjoram, oregano
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup stalk asparagus – cut into 1 inch pieces
8 ounces sliced mushrooms, pieces and stems
3 tablespoons parsley, crushed
Pam Cooking Spray
salt and pepper, to taste
8 ounces bow tie pasta
 
Directions:
  1. Melt butter in skillet over medium/low heat and add garlic.
  2. When garlic becomes fragrant add cayenne pepper and chicken (already cut up into small strips/slices or whole), increase heat.
  3. Cook until chicken is cooked to preferred tenderness. Remove chicken from pan, leaving the butter/garlic/cayenne mix.
  4. In a separate deep pan, fill pan 1/4 full of water. Place a drainer on top of the pan, add asparagus (cut up into 1 inch pieces). Cover. Steam for 5-10 minutes.
  5. In a secparate deep pan, cook bowtie pasta according to the package directions. Set aside.
  6. In a cup stir together 1 cup 1% milk and 3 tbs spoons of real butter (melted). Add this to chicken broth, and corn starch. Pour into skillet chicken was cooked inches
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, then simmer for 3 minutes, constantly stirring.
  8. Stir in the parsley, herbs, mushrooms, and asparagus for 3-5 minutes to heat through and allow flavors to blend.
  9. Add chicken to heat through.
  10. Add pasta and stir to heat through.
  11. Serve.