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Chicken Pesto with Pasta Recipe
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Chicken Pesto with Pasta Recipe

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Prepared pesto accents this warm pasta toss using rotisserie chicken. Keep pesto in the freezer for the next time you have leftover chicken. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) cellentani or spiral pasta
  • 2 cups cubed rotisserie chicken
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 container (7 ounces) prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 433 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 239 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pan. Stir in chicken, tomatoes and pesto; heat through. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Pesto Chicken Pasta in Quick Cooking January/February 2006, p15

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 433 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 239 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

My family loved this recipe. We've made it several times. At my daughter's suggestion, I added 1 cup of sliced fresh button mushrooms & 3 cloves of fresh garlic to the pesto & heated it up with the chicken. Then I mixed this with the noodles. We were so pleased!

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