Lighter Creamy Chicken and Pasta Bake


  • 12 oz. small pasta (fusilli works great)
  • 2 tbsp. light butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cup frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can cream of chicken
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 3/4 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp. light butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup panko
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13x9" pan and set aside.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Melt 2 tbsp. butter and add onions. Cook until they begin to brown. Add garlic and cook for one minute. Add chicken pieces and season with garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is done.

Add broccoli, peas and corn. Add cream of chicken, milk and sour cream. Stir to combine.

Add the drained pasta and toss. Sprinkle the Mexican blend cheese over top and stir until just combined. Pour into the greased pan.

Combine the 1 tbsp. melted butter, panko and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl. Sprinkle on top of pasta.

Cook for 30 minutes or until bubbly and the top begins to brown. Enjoy!
by The Savvy Kitchen