Chicken Pesto a la Lisa

Chicken Pesto a la Lisa


"The true family-loved pasta dinner--fast and furious with flavor."


servings 702 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 702 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 26.9 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.8g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 49.5 g
  • 99%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 750 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Soak sun dried tomatoes in chicken broth.
  2. Cook chicken in oil with garlic in a large skillet over medium heat until done.
  3. Stir cornstarch into a couple of tablespoons of chicken broth. Stir remaining chicken broth, sun dried tomatoes, pesto, pine nuts, and basil into the skillet with the chicken. Mix cornstarch mixture into the sauce, and cook until thickened. Add feta a few minutes before serving.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain. Serve sauce over pasta, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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  1. 189 Ratings


This turned out fantastic. My husband raved!. Next time I might try adding a little more sun-dried tomatoes and maybe some artichoke hearts...

Of all the recipes that I've tried on, this one has to rate as the tastiest. The pesto flavor comes out well but is not overpowering. I put the feta cheese on a little too early...

This was pretty good but not my favorite. Maybe I did something wrong but I had to add a lot of spices. Family said it was ok!

This was excellent. I am eating the leftovers for lunch right now. I think next time I will cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and after browning, cook them in the sauce to keep it moist an...

I've tried this recipe several times now and it turns out great every time. Try this recipe if you want to impress your friends and family - it really does look and taste like restaurant food.....

Feta cheese and sun-dried tomotoes really make this dish great. I also added broccoli, sliced grape tomotoes and used whole wheat penne pasta. Took the advise of another and substituted 1/4 cup...

This recipe was great. I am a vegetarian and my boyfriend isn't so I divided it up in half and sauteed his chicken with the sauce in a separate pan at the end. I used the sauce for the 6 servi...

Sorry, I haven't actually tried this one. I was rating another one and accidently clicked on this one. They should have a delete review button. It is on my list to make though!

This was very good. I used only 3 chicken breasts, half the amount of pasta called for, but used the full amount of sauce, along with my own homemade pesto. I did thicken the sauce with twice t...