Important Update: Calorie Count will be shutting down on March 15th. Please click here to read the announcement. Data export is available.

Spicy Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Spicy Chicken Pesto Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Spicy Chicken Pesto Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by fiddlydoodah

Makes 2 servings



Very easy chicken & pasta recipe. This is my default recipe when I'm cooking for myself and don't feel like trying something new.

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Chicken Pesto Pasta

4 oz. dry rigatoni
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
3 tablespoons pesto
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Recipe Directions for Spicy Chicken Pesto Pasta

  1. Boil salted water to cook the rigatoni (or whatever pasta shape you prefer). In the meantime, mince the garlic and cut up the chicken breast into bite-sized chunks and heat the oil on medium-low heat in a small skillet. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes to infuse the oil (about three minutes). Once the garlic is golden, add the chicken and saute until cooked-through. Add the chopped red bell pepper while the chicken is cooking.

  2. Add the pesto sauce to the skillet and toss the chicken pieces around in the sauce. Heat through.

  3. Drain the pasta, and combine the pasta with the contents of the skillet. Mix well. Serve in two bowls, with parmesan and cilantro sprinkled on top.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 244.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
551
Calories from Fat
221
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24.5g
38%
Saturated Fat
5.4g
27%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
84mg
28%
Sodium
578mg
24%
Potassium
98mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
47.4g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
38.1g
Vitamin A 37% Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 20% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin C
  •  
    Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement