23 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 14
  • 4 Rating Star 6
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 3 Rating Star 1

Toss linguine with yummy bites of chicken in a creamy, garlic-flavored cheese sauce. Vegetables add that perfect flavor for the home run meal.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, melt the 2 tablespoons butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onions, garlic, mushrooms, and broccoli, and cook and stir for 5 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth; cover and simmer until broccoli is just tender. Stir in the chicken, and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes.

  • While the chicken is cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour, and stir until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the butter-flour mixture to the chicken mixture, stirring constantly with a fork to prevent lumps. Pour in the milk, stirring constantly until smooth. Reduce heat to medium; simmer for 5 minutes more.

  • Stir in the Colby-Jack cheese; reduce heat to low and continue stirring until cheese is melted. Stir in the linguine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

778.74 calories; 46.07 g protein; 60.29 g carbohydrates; 40.74 g fat; 157.65 mg cholesterol; 1124.77 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

03/20/2009
I made this last night and my family raved over this! I did not feel that this sauce is more like broccoli/cheese soup as the consistency was much thicker and tastier. I did add more garlic as we are a garlic family and did not add onions because our children do not enjoy them. I will make this again and I'm sure my family will be asking for it again as well!
(14)

Most helpful critical review

03/18/2009
This sauce is more like broccoli/cheese soup. I would recommend a lot less chicken broth. Also add the broccoli later so the pieces stay together and are not too soft.
(6)
23 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 14
  • 4 Rating Star 6
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 3 Rating Star 1
03/20/2009
I made this last night and my family raved over this! I did not feel that this sauce is more like broccoli/cheese soup as the consistency was much thicker and tastier. I did add more garlic as we are a garlic family and did not add onions because our children do not enjoy them. I will make this again and I'm sure my family will be asking for it again as well!
(14)
01/06/2010
This had great taste and will make this again. I have a problem with cheese and chicken lumping together when I melt cheese. So when I made this I added the milk and cheese to the flour mixture and let the cheese melt then added it to the chicken and veggies. I cooked the veggies in olive oil (calories) and and used chicken boullion b/c that's what I had
(11)
12/07/2010
Okay - one MAJOR difference between my picture and the recipe - I realized after chopping the other vegetables that my broccoli was no longer edible. I used thawed frozen peas instead. I used two large chicken breasts which were more than enough. Very tasty recipe - comfort food - perfect for this cold snowy evening.
(9)
03/18/2009
This recipe was very good. My Husband loved it. I omitted a few things like the mushrooms green onions and broccoli. (He's not a fan of veggies). I also only used 8oz of chicken broth. I will definetly make this again!
(7)
03/18/2009
This sauce is more like broccoli/cheese soup. I would recommend a lot less chicken broth. Also add the broccoli later so the pieces stay together and are not too soft.
(6)
09/09/2010
Very good recipe; i made several substitutions as i didn't have all the ingredients on hand. First I sauteed 1/2 a yellow onion and the 5 garlic cloves in 2 tbsp butter. I omitted the mushrooms and broccoli but added 1/2 bag of frozen peas. Instead of adding the chicken broth in with the veggies i gradually added the broth to the butter/flour mixture in the saucepan; also added about another 1/4 cup of flour to even the proportions out. My whole family liked this meal and I would definitely make it again!
(5)
11/23/2009
I substituted all over this recipe. We used whole grain shells instead of linguine whole wheat flour vs. regular bleached no broccolli no onions and extra cheese. The family loved it. even my insanely fussy 5 year old dove right in. Next time I might lay off the garlic a bit but otherwise it was great. Like chicken mac n cheese. Score one for moms with picky eaters!
(5)
12/09/2009
Yummy!
(3)
11/13/2009
This was a really easy and simple recipe for me. I loved how this was a light version of an Alfredo sauce not as rich and creamy. I also used corn starch instead of flour which was much easier to mix and less lumpy.
(3)