I'm really busy on the weeknights, so I elected to cook up my chicken the night before, left it cool and then I placed it into the refrigerator on a Sunday evening. When Monday evening rolled around, this recipe took me about 15-20 minutes to fully make and it was HOT and on the table. Don't want to cook up your chicken ahead of time? Then follow the recipe instructions below. In addition, Once I had the chicken fully cooked, I chopped it up into bite-size pieces.
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced
2 tbsp. butter
1 small clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 3/4 cups water
1/2 cup milk
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables
1 pkg. Knorr Pasta Sides Creamy Chicken Flavor
1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves, thinly sliced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Season the chicken with salt and ground black pepper, if desired. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook chicken stirring occasionally, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.
Stir the finely chopped garlic into skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in water, milk and the mixed vegetables and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in Knorr Pasta Sides - Creamy Chicken Flavor and continue boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
Stir in the seasoned & cooked chicken, heat through. Stir in the freshly chopped basil and sprinkle with the grated Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.