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Pesto Chicken Penne

A convenient pesto sauce mix provides the pleasant basil flavor in this simple chicken and pasta combination from Beth Martin Sine of Faulkner, Maryland. This entree requires little effort, yet seems elegant.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 8 ounces penne or any medium pasta
  • 1 envelope pesto sauce mix
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, whisk the pesto mix, milk and oil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken; heat through. Drain pasta. Add to the sauce and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.

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  • amrloan
    Jan 6, 2013

    No comment left

  • rking367
    Jan 3, 2013

    My family loved this. I see it becoming a norm at my house

  • LYoung
    Dec 12, 2011

    This was a favorite years ago when it appeared in my Quick Cooking magazine. I make it often. It is so easy and quick! Serve it with a salad and bread and it's a great meal!

  • cklayum
    Dec 30, 2010

    Really good! Easy.

  • amytime99
    Jan 3, 2010

    Family favorite - especially of the teenagers. We have it twice monthly and double the recipe.