Farmhouse Chicken Dinner
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INGREDIENTS
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 4 small bone-in chicken breast halves (1-1/2 lb.) skin removed
  • 1/4 cup Kraft light done right! Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2 cups MINUTE brown rice, uncooked
  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, 1/3 less fat than cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 Tbls. chopped fresh parsley
DIRECTIONS
  1. MIX: flour and pepper in a shallow dish. Add chicken; turn to evenly coat both sides with flour mixture.
  2. Shake off excess flour mixture.
  3. Heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat.
  4. Add chicken, meat-side down; cook 5 to 6 min. or until golden brown.
  5. Turn chicken over; add carrots, onions, and 1 cup of the broth.
  6. Cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 20 min. or until carrots are tender and chicken is cooked through (180F).
  7. MEANWHILE: Cook rice as directed on package. Spoon onto serving platter.
  8. Use slotted spoon to remove chicken and vegetables from skillet; place over rice.
  9. Cover to keep warm.
  10. ADD Neufchatel cheese and remaining broth to skillet; increase heat to high. Cook until cheese is melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 3 to 5 min. or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Spoon over chicken and vegetables; sprinkle with parsley
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This recipe came from the Kraftfoods website. I was looking for a replacement for a cooking sauce I used to buy that is no longer available. The combination of the italian dressing and cream cheese just may do it. We'll see!