Chicken & Cabbage Pasta in brown butter sauce

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Chicken & Cabbage Pasta in brown butter sauce

The possibilities are endless when it comes to uses for leftover roast chicken, and we think this Chicken & Cabbage Pasta in brown butter sauce is an excellent one. A few common ingredients quickly come together into an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will enjoy.


6 servings (7 cups)

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Making brown butter

Making brown butter is a simple technique, yielding rich, nutty flavor. After the butter foams, the milk solids will turn golden, then brown. But keep your eye on them so they don’t burn, which can happen quickly.


Cook farfalle in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain.

Meanwhile, melt 4 Tbsp. butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add cabbage, onions, and garlic; sauté until just tender, 57 minutes, stirring often, then season with salt and black pepper. Add chicken; cook until heated through and onions begin to caramelize, 810 minutes. Transfer cabbage mixture to a bowl.

Melt remaining 8 Tbsp. butter in same skillet over medium heat until lightly browned, 58 minutes. Stir in Worcestershire and pepper flakes; toss with farfalle, cabbage mixture, Parmesan, and parsley.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 453

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28g 43%

Saturated Fat 17g 85%

Cholesterol 101mg 33%

Sodium 266mg 11%

Carbs 30g 10%

Protein 20g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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