This became an immediate family favorite in our household as soon as we had the first bite. It's now become a regular at our dining table!
3 cups bow-tie pasta
1 lb.boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces (I just used two breasts)
6 slices of bacon, chopped (I doubled the bacon)
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
4 oz. cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese
(I added in fresh mushrooms)
1. COOK pasta as directed on package.
2. MEANWHILE, cook chicken in large skillet on medium heat 5 to 6 min. or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally. Add bacon, tomatoes, Neufchatel cheese, water and pepper; mix well. Cook 3 min. or until Neufchatel cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.
3. DRAIN pasta; place in serving bowl. Add sauce; mix lightly. Sprinkle with Parmesan.