Twist on Chicken and Cheese

  • Servings: 5

Juicy chicken breast with gooey melted cheese and pimento. Our Twist on Chicken and Cheese is classic comfort food that's sure to satisfy.

INGREDIENTS:

8 ozSan Giorgio® Rotini
3 Tbspsbutter
1 cupcelery, chopped
1/4 cuponion, chopped
3 Tbspsall purpose flour
3 cupsmilk
1 tspsalt
1/2 tspchopped fresh tarragon leaves
1/4 tspwhite pepper
3 cupsAmerican cheese, grated
2 cupscooked chicken, diced
1 jar(4 oz) pimientos, chopped
1 cupseasoned bread crumbs

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. In medium size saucepan, melt butter. Cook celery and onion in butter until celery is tender. Do not brown.
  3. Stir is flour. Gradually add milk; cook until mixture thickens slightly.
  4. Remove from heat, add salt, tarragon, white pepper and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.
  5. Combine cooked pasta, cheese sauce, chicken and pimiento.
  6. Pour into a 3-quart baking dish, garnish with bread cubes. Bake in 350┬║ F oven for 30 minutes.