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Linguine with Chicken and Spicy Pesto Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Linguine with Chicken and Spicy Pesto Sauce recipe? Learn how to make Linguine with Chicken and Spicy Pesto Sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by k2kt2kat

Makes 6 servings



From Ristorante Chianti, Geneva, Illinois.

Recipe Ingredients for Linguine with Chicken and Spicy Pesto Sauce

2 T. olive oil
1 lb. chicken breasts
3 green onions
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 T. garlic
2 t. pepper
1/4 t. dried crushed red pepper
1/2 cup pesto
12 ounces linguine
1 T. Parmesan Cheese

Recipe Directions for Linguine with Chicken and Spicy Pesto Sauce

  1. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet and sauté until cooked through and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer chicken to bowl. Add green onions, 1/3 cup cilantro, pecans, garlic, jalapeño and dried red pepper to same skillet. Sauté until green onions wilt, about 2 minutes. Add pesto, chicken and any accumulated juices; stir to blend. Remove from heat.

  2. Meanwhile, cook linguine in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.

  3. Bring sauce to simmer. Add linguine and reserved cooking liquid to sauce and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to large bowl. Sprinkle with additional cilantro. Serve, passing Parmesan separately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 174.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
498
Calories from Fat
228
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
25.3g
39%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
116mg
39%
Sodium
275mg
11%
Potassium
352mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
35.4g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
31.8g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 9% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
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