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pesto 'n' pasta chicken

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Recipe by
ANN MORELL
Nashville, TN
(1 rating)

Ingredients For pesto 'n' pasta chicken

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

How To Make pesto 'n' pasta chicken

  • 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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