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Cheddar Chicken Spirals

Cheddar Chicken Spirals

My granddaughters just love this chicken meal. Fortunate for me, it goes together fast as a wink in the microwave.

Active Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups frozen blended vegetables, defrosted
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed prepared chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Instructions

  • Cook noodles according to package instructions. In a big bowl, combine the mayonnaise, milk, salt and basil. Stir in the veggies, chicken and 1 cup cheese. Drain pipes pasta; stir into vegetable mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 1-1/2- qt. microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until heated up through and the cheese is melted. Let mean 5 minutes prior to serving.
Editor’s Note

Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not advised for this recipe.

This dish was tested with an 850- watt microwave.

Nutrition Realities

1 cup: 633 calories, 39 g fat (14 g hydrogenated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 789 mg salt, 38 g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 32 g protein.

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