Recipe: Chicken Penne Pasta

I found the new Philadelphia Cooking Cream and decided to use the $1.50/1 Coupon to get it cheap. I made this Chicken Penne Pasta Recipe.  I put together this dish with what we had in the fridge and changed up the recipe a bit from the box. The Cooking Cream is kinda a cheat – instead of making a cream sauce – it made it super fast and almost impossible to screw up. {Note, I did say impossible, I am sure my sister could find a way. Love Ya Sis!}

  • 1 Box of Penne Pasta
  • 2 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Large Green Pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 container of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 can of Chicken Broth
  • Container of Philadelphia Cooking Cream
  • 8-12 Fresh Basil strips to taste
  • 1 clove fresh minced Garlic
  • Italian Seasoning to Taste
  • Pinch of Black Pepper

Pound out chicken until roughly a 1/2 inch thick. Cut into strips. Grill or pan cook chicken.  While chicken is cooking, cook pasta according to package.

Once chicken is cooked, add green peppers and cooked chicken in a pan big enough to hold pasta. Pour half of the chicken broth into pan.  Add garlic. Cook 3-5 minutes until peppers are soft.

Drain pasta. Add pasta to chicken & peppers. Mix in Philadelphia Cooking Cream until creamy consistency and then add tomatoes. (use remaining chicken broth if needed to thin mixture) Add basil and seasonings.   Cook  and mix 3-5 minutes on medium heat and Serve immediately.


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  • ddawb

    Your recipe here made me go to the store and buy some so I can make it too lol. At our HyVee these creams were on sale for 2/$4 so I used two $1.50 coupons and paid only 50 cents each!
    I’ll be trying this recipe this weekend. Thanks!

  • http://www.mavenofsavin.com lynn @ Maven of Savin

    YUMMY!! I cannot wait to try this!

  • Jennifer

    What flavor Cooking Cream did you use? Original?

    • Shannon

      @Jennifer,

      just the regular – thats all they had at redners..

  • http://byaimee.com aimee

    i just bought some cooking creme for less than $1 at my local grocery store with a store & manu coupon… now i’m off to buy some pene this weekend and make this recipe!! YUM. thank you for sharing!!

  • http://www.bucktownbargains.com Jenna

    Thanks for the tip- and the picture..I ran out and got this at Price Chopper today for $.74 with their facebook coupon stacking with the one you have posted! I am making it tonight and can’t wait ;)

  • Andrea

    Shannon, at which store you find the cooking cream? and should it be in the same aisle as butter?

    • Shannon

      Yes I found it near the cheese and sour cream.
      I got it at Redners.

  • Janice K.

    Looks yummy! I may have to use this for the House Party that I’ve been selected to have for this cooking cream.

  • Carmen

    When are you going to post the recipe for the broccoli and chicken,it looked so delicious!

    • Shannon

      Carmen,

      My Bad. I forgot. You just reminded me.

  • robyn

    I haven’t seen the new cooking cream cheese in my stores yet. how does it differ from the regular?

    • Shannon

      @robyn,

      its not cream cheese. It is a substitute for making a cream sauce.

  • http://www.frugalhudsonvalley.blogspot.com Noelle

    Sounds and LOOKS delicious!

  • Leighann

    That looks so yummy, I’m going to have to try it.

  • cassie

    Yum! I was just thinking earlier that I wanted to try it out tomorrow.

  • Karine Holloway

    i was a cheat, i also used the phili cooking cream tonight the savory kind and made the enchiladas. i think it was a bit too creamy, very rich. When you are on the rush though i like the idea.
    On top of the great deal it was to buy it, shaws made it better i bought 4 used 4 coupons and ended up with a survey request equal to $5 for doing it. Gotta love it.