Pesto Parmesan Chicken and Pasta

Pesto adds a flavor twist to this easy Chicken Helper® dinner—ready in just 25 minutes!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/3
cups hot water
1 1/2
cups milk
2
tablespoons butter
1
box Chicken Helper® crispy Parmesan chicken
1/4
cup refrigerated basil pesto
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
tablespoon milk
2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
3
tablespoons refrigerated basil pesto
2
small plum (Roma) tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 In 2-quart nonstick saucepan, stir hot water, 1 1/2 cups milk, 2 tablespoons butter, and the sauce mix and uncooked pasta (from Chicken Helper box). Heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 12 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup pesto. Cover to keep warm. Sauce will thicken as it stands.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cut each chicken breast into 3 to 5 slices, holding knife at an angle. Slices should be about 1/2 inch thick.
  • 3 Place chicken in medium bowl. Add 1 tablespoon milk to moisten. Add seasoned crumbs (from Chicken Helper box) to coat chicken.
  • 4 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter and the oil over medium heat until butter is melted. Carefully add chicken to hot butter mixture; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Turn chicken, cook 4 to 6 minutes longer or until golden brown and centers are no longer pink.
  • 5 Place chicken on individual plates. Spoon and spread 1 1/2 teaspoons pesto over chicken for each serving. Top with tomato slices; serve with pasta.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    470
    (
    Calories from Fat
    240),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    27g
    27%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    850mg
    850%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    26g
    26%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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