Pesto 'N' Pasta Chicken

Pesto 'n' Pasta Chicken Recipe

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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
garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp
red pepper flakes
1 c
yogurt, low-fat, plain
1/2 tsp
vegetable cooking spray

How to Make Pesto 'N' Pasta Chicken


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

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About Pesto 'N' Pasta Chicken

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