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Chicken Pesto Penne Recipe

Chicken Pesto Penne Recipe

“Served with a side dish of vegetables, this makes a filling meal for two,” writes Bill Hilbrich of Saint Cloud, Minnesota. “Sometimes I use cooked shrimp instead of chicken.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, sour cream and pesto. Drain pasta. Add pasta and chicken to Parmesan mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 392 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 282mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 110826
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"I added veggies & used cream instead of sour cream. quick tasty meal"

mrnmrsmills User ID: 4716133 81482
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"This recipe was ok, but I like this recipe better from Campbell's, give it a try...

Creamy Pesto chicken & Bow Ties
2 tablespoons butter
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound), cut into cubes
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's Condensed Cream of chicken soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
1/2 cup pesto sauce
1/2 cup milk
3 cups bow tie pasta, cooked and drained
~Heat the butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until well browned, stirring often.
~Stir the soup, pesto sauce and milk in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Stir in the pasta and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling."

bettyaking User ID: 2657428 142729
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"This is one of my favorite "go to" recipes. I add a sprinkle of garlic powder and sometimes when I cook the chicken I add some onion. It is quick, inexpensive and good. I make my own pesto in the summer and freeze it in ice cube trays. Each cube is about 1 tablespoon. Freeze and pop out, put in good freezer bag and take out as needed. It comes out great."

donovansquared User ID: 4372541 159335
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"Loved it! I had been wondering how to turn prepared pesto into more of a cream sauce and this was great. I doubled the recipe for my family of four, but next time I would try tripling the sauce for there to be a little extra to go around. I use the prepared pesto from Costco because I find it the best tasting and I also added some pine nuts on top and it was great!"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 81481
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2008

"This was very bland and definetely needs some veggies."

weeblewoman User ID: 2891560 159333
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2008

"This is a fantastic, quick meal. Stouffer's makes this in a frozen dinner but this is even better."

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