Pesto 'N' Pasta Chicken

Pesto 'n' Pasta Chicken Recipe

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ANN MORELL

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@annmorell


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 6 oz
    penne pasta
  • 2 c
    spinach, fresh
  • 4 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 Tbsp
    basil, fresh chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    pine nuts
  • 3
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 c
    yogurt, low-fat, plain
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • ·
    vegetable cooking spray

How to Make Pesto 'N' Pasta Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Slice the chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, omitting any salt or fat.
  3. Drain well, set aside and keep warm.
  4. Combine the spinach and the next seven ingredients in the container of an electric blender or food processor.
  5. Cover and process until smooth.
  6. Pour into a small bowl and set aside.
  7. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot.
  8. Add the chicken and saute until browned; stir in the reserved spinach mixture.
  9. Cover and simmer 5 minutes or until it is thoroughly heated and the chicken is tender (do not boil).
  10. Add the reserved past to the skillet.
  11. Toss gently.
  12. Serve immediately.

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About Pesto 'N' Pasta Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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