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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 8
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We have oodles of noodles recipes, and this creamy pesto chicken pasta will certainly impress. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

8
oz uncooked cavatappi pasta (from 16-oz box)
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
2
large plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 1 cup)
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms (from 8-oz package)
1
container (7 oz) refrigerated pesto sauce
3/4
cup heavy whipping cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on box.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, salt and pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned and no longer pink in center. Stir in tomatoes and mushrooms. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.
  • 3
    Stir in pesto sauce and whipping cream; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until thoroughly heated. Stir in pasta, tossing to coat.

Expert Tips

Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese.

For a complete meal, serve with a fresh green salad with vinaigrette dressing.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
26%
Sodium
510mg
21%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
2g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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