Creamy Chicken Penne

From McCormick®
Creamy Chicken Penne
PointsPlus® value: 8
Servings: 6
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Creamy Chicken Penne from McCormick®


  • 8 oz uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen small broccoli florets
  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 4 oz Neufchâtel cheese, cubed
  • 1 tsp McCormick® Oregano Leaves
  • 1 tsp McCormick® Rosemary Leaves, finely crushed
  • 1 tsp McCormick® Thyme Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt from McCormick® Sea Salt Grinder
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese


  1. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, adding broccoli during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, bring half-and-half to simmer in small saucepan on medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add cream cheese, oregano, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder and sea salt; whisk until cheese is melted and sauce is well blended. Add chicken; simmer until heated through.
  3. Place pasta and broccoli in large serving bowl. Spoon sauce evenly over pasta mixture. Toss gently to coat well. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
Serving Size: 1 cup