Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Chicken Bruschetta Pasta

It's been another long day and after dealing with work, the last thing I need to worry about is getting dinner on the table for my family. There's usually leftovers lurking in the fridge but even then, it doesn't always sound appetizing. That is, unless I can give my leftovers a makeover. With the help of Kraft Recipe Makers, I was able to make a delicious Chicken Bruschetta Pasta that was quick, easy and it helped me use up leftovers too. This Chicken Bruschetta Pasta takes leftover fried chicken and pairs it up with a flavorful simmering sauce, finishing sauce, along with a healthy dose of grated Parmesan and fresh basil over pasta...

So what are Kraft Recipe Makers? They are a new line of Kraft complementary sauces to help make some delicious meals. There are nine different sauce products, and each package has two complementary, ready-to-go sauces that create a dish with layers of flavor. When I looked at the line of sauces they offer, I soon noticed that many of them are sauces that are complex or usually take hours of cooking time to prepare on my own. Although there are nine different styles of sauces offered, you can certainly play with them to create your own dish.
To use, simply combine the two complementary Kraft Recipe Makers sauces with fresh ingredients, such as your choice of protein, produce and grains. Before you know it, you'll have a meal ready for the table that has layers of flavor. There are even some sauces that work really well in a slow cooker as well as more traditional use on the stovetop or in the oven.

What I especially like about these sauces is that they allow you to create quality meals even on a busy weeknight, and are flexible enough to use whatever you have on-hand to tie your ingredients together easily. For this pasta dish, I had some leftover fried chicken and pasta to use up. Using the Kraft Recipe Makers Chicken Bruschetta Pasta sauces helped me tie these ingredients together quicker and with lots of flavor that would have otherwise taken me a little longer.

Here's a little video just showing how easy Kraft Recipe Makers is to use!
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Chicken Bruschetta Pasta
recipe from Kraft
3 cups fusilli pasta, cooked
1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
1 package (16.4oz) KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Chicken Bruschetta Pasta
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped, plus more for garnish
In a skillet over medium high heat, combine the cooked chicken and half of the Simmer Sauce until warmed through. 
Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the remaining Simmer Sauce and toss to coat.
Add the Finishing Sauce, cheese and basil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until heated through.
To serve, garnish with more cheese and basil. 
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