Lightly Sauced Linguine and Chicken

"Pasta is tossed with chicken, pine nuts and fresh parsley in a light mascarpone sauce for an elegant meal in minutes."
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30 m servings 622 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 622 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 32.4 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.9g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 1029 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions with 1 teaspoon Morton(R) Kosher Salt. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta liquid; drain. Season pasta with 1 teaspoon Morton(R) Kosher Salt; keep warm. Heat olive or vegetable oil in skillet, saute garlic until softened, about one minute; do not brown. Stir in pine nuts and saute until light golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add chicken and stir to combine with garlic and pine nuts; heat through. Season mixture with remaining teaspoon Morton(R) Kosher Salt. Stir in Mascarpone cheese, and 2 to 4 tablespoons pasta liquid. Over low heat, stir to melt and heat cheese. Toss sauce with linguine to thoroughly combine. Garnish with parsley. Serve immediately with Romano cheese, if desired.


  • TIP
  • Ready-to-use rotisserie chicken or carved chicken slices can be substituted for cooked chicken.


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Very good--a lighter alternative to Alfredo!

I used cream cheese (I have no access to marscapone) and the sauce was anything but light. I did add an additional 1/4 c liquid, but it was still one big clump of noodles that you needed a knif...

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