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


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.

About Pesto 'N' Pasta Chicken

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