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Pesto Pasta with Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy pesto pasta with chicken recipe? Learn how to make pesto pasta with chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jbruno1

Makes 6 servings



dinner/woman's day add a serving of garlic scape pesto - add 25 calories to each serving.

Recipe Ingredients for pesto pasta with chicken

1 1/2 lb pasta
1 lb chicken
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 lb tomatoes
12 oz roasted red pepper
1/4 cup parmesan

Recipe Directions for pesto pasta with chicken

  1. 1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook as package directs, reserving about 1 cup of cooking water before draining.

  2. 2. Meanwhile, heat stovetop grill pan. Coat chicken with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill chicken 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until cooked through.

  3. 3. Cut chicken into strips. Add to drained pasta along with pesto, peppers, tomatoes and about 1⁄2 cup pasta cooking water (or more if desired). Toss to mix and coat.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 288.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
492
Calories from Fat
46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.1g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
48mg
16%
Sodium
439mg
18%
Potassium
190mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
84.8g
28%
Dietary Fiber
13.1g
52%
Sugars
3.5g
Protein
35.9g
Vitamin A 40% Vitamin C 170%
Calcium 10% Iron 32%
* 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 saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin C
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