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Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Pesto Pasta with Chicken

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Kristin

Easy and delicious pasta with chicken. Serve with crusty bread and salad for a quick dinner. Use as much or as little pesto sauce as you like. Using homemade pesto will taste even better, but it adds to prep time. Enjoy!

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  • Calories:
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 154 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic until tender, then stir in chicken. Season with red pepper flakes. Cook until chicken is golden, and cooked through.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto. Toss to coat evenly.
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LADYJAYPEE
621
6/9/2006

My husband & I really liked this simple pasta dish. I was hungry for something with pesto. I made my own for this; my recipe produced about a cup of pesto and I ended up using it all; 1/2c didn't seem like enough. I'm not used to using crushed red pepper flakes so wasn't certain how much to add; did about 1/4 tsp and it was just right; might do slightly more next time. Sprinkled parmesan and toasted pine nuts on top of each serving. YUMMO! Thanks so much, Kristin! (My pesto recipe: 1/2c evoo, 1c fresh basil leaves, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2c toasted pine nuts, 1/2c parmesan; blend all together in blender or food processor.)

badfish
450
9/24/2008

I have made this so many times! People ALWAYS will ask you for the recipe! The pesto sauce I use (classico brand) has tons of garlic, so I don't add any extra. Using bowties is a good idea, the sauce sticks good to this shape. The sundried tomatoes in oil are the best, chopped small, with a little extra drizzle of the oil. Adding fresh parmesan makes it happen! Makes lots, cause it gets gobbled up!

BLINKNOODLE
352
8/21/2005

This is a good recipe.... I made a few modifications - I used 16 dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes instead of oil-packed (soaked them in boiling water for 3-5 minutes and then coarsely chopped) and added a handful of toasted pine nuts (omitted red pepper flakes though). Very easy and tasty. I used half of a 270mL basil Classico pesto, if that helps anyone. :)