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Pesto Chicken and Pasta

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Busy cooks will come to rely on this 5-ingredient main dish that goes from start to finish in 20 minutes.

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (6 oz)
2
cups cubed deli rotisserie chicken (from 2- to 2 1/2-lb chicken)
1/2
cup basil pesto
1/2
cup coarsely chopped drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7-oz jar)
Sliced ripe olives, if desired

Steps

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Return to saucepan.
  • 2 Stir chicken, pesto and bell peppers into pasta. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until hot. Garnish with olives.
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Return to saucepan.
  • 2 Stir chicken, pesto and bell peppers into pasta. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until hot. Garnish with olives.

Expert Tips

Moisten leftovers of this dish with a little Italian dressing for a cool pasta salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
670
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
990mg
41%
Total Carbohydrate
79g
26%
Dietary Fiber
7g
26%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
36g
36%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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