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Linguine Pesto with Italian Chicken Strips

 Linguine Pesto with Italian Chicken Strips
“This dish came together by chance one night when I was scrambling to get a meal together. It’s one of the best pasta entrees I make and is incredibly fast and tasty!” Beckie Perez - Port Washington, Wisconsin
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 package (6 ounces) ready-to-use grilled Italian chicken strips
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 jar (3-1/2 ounces) prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Cook linguine according to package directions; drain. Add the
  • chicken, cheese, corn, pesto, bread crumbs, red pepper flakes and
  • pepper. Toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 539 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 485 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 29 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.