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Chicken with Pasta and Pesto

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Looking for a hearty dinner? Then check out this chicken and pasta recipe - ready in just 20 minutes!

Ingredients

5
oz. (2 cups) uncooked medium shell pasta
1
tablespoon oil
4
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1- inch pieces
1
(14-oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained, quartered
1/2
cup purchased pesto
1/2
cup chopped tomato
1
oz. (1/4 cup) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until browned and no longer pink.
  • 3 Stir in artichoke hearts, pesto and pasta. Cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly. Sprinkle with tomato and Parmesan cheese.
  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until browned and no longer pink.
  • 3 Stir in artichoke hearts, pesto and pasta. Cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly. Sprinkle with tomato and Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

Along with Christopher Columbus, pesto sauce is one of Genoa, Italy's claims to fame. The wonderfully rich sauce is made with basil leaves, garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and usually pine nuts or blanched almonds.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
450mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
39g
39%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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