Whole Grain Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Marinated Chicken Breast and Pesto

Whole Grain Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Marinated Chicken Breast and Pesto


"Strips of grilled chicken breast are served with spaghetti tossed in a veggie and pesto mixture."


2 h 50 m servings 386 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 386 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 14.4 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 163 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Marinate chicken breast with 2 garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, black pepper and 2 sprigs thyme for about two hours.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  3. In a skillet saute remaining garlic in olive oil. Just before garlic turns yellow add broccoli and saute three minutes. Add cherry tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes, season with salt and pepper.
  4. Meanwhile, grill the chicken on both sides until cooked thoroughly, season with salt and cut into strips.
  5. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and toss with veggies and pesto.
  6. Top with grilled chicken and remaining thyme leaves before serving.
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  1. 16 Ratings


While I really believe Barillo pastas are some of the best, I've been less than enthused with their recipes. I used 8 ounces of pasta and that was too much in proportion to the other ingredients...

I agree with many reviewers about it needing something - I added more pesto and that helped (I make my own pesto with fresh basil and I think that has a stronger flavor so that might also have h...

I had read the reviews and saw the it was kind of bland, so decided to make the "Pesto" recipe here on the Allrecipes site, thinking that the fresh-picked-from-the-garden herbs and freshly groun...

This was just okay. As is, I felt like it was missing something. Added more salt and extra pesto sauce to the dish and shredded parmesan cheese helped, but still rather disappointed. Love Bar...

I always have Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti on hand and thought I would give this a try. The grilled chicken was perfect but the rest of the meal was just OK. Not sure I will try to make this ag...

Great recipe! We loved the texture of the whole grain spaghetti. I don't think I will make regular spaghetti anymore! All the ingredients worked really well together. I put 2 chicken breasts in ...

This was very good with a few modifications. I made my own Pesto and I added some Tropical Sazon and some red pepper flakes to the marinade for the Chicken. I will be making this again as it wa...

This was a keeper! Loved the texture of the whole grain noodles! I added about a teaspoon of cracked pepper and a half teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to add some spice.

Delicious.. I had some homemade pesto in the freezer so I used that instead of jarred. No fresh thyme.. so I used fresh basil