Pesto Chicken and Pasta

Busy cooks will come to rely on this 5-ingredient main dish that goes from start to finish in 20 minutes.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 4

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    670
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    65mg
    65%;
    Sodium
    990mg
    990%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    79g
    79%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    36g
    36%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    30%;
    Vitamin C
    35%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    5
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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