Rating: 4 stars
2 Ratings
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This healthy chicken pesto pasta is easy to make thanks to convenience ingredients like rotisserie chicken and store-bought pesto. The addition of fresh asparagus--which is cooked in the same pot as the pasta--brightens up the look and the flavors of this family-friendly and easy one-pot dinner. Fresh basil, if you have it on hand, is a nice finishing touch.

Pam Lolley
Source: EatingWell.com, April 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in a large pot according to package directions. Add asparagus to the pot during the final 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.

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  • Return the pasta mixture to the pot; stir in chicken, pesto, salt and pepper. Stir in the reserved cooking water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach desired consistency. Transfer the mixture to a serving dish; sprinkle with Parmesan and garnish with basil, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

422 calories; protein 31.4g; carbohydrates 32.2g; dietary fiber 0.8g; sugars 3.5g; fat 18.4g; saturated fat 3.9g; cholesterol 70.4mg; vitamin a iu 635.9IU; vitamin c 2.9mg; folate 58.5mcg; calcium 168.2mg; iron 2.5mg; magnesium 26.8mg; potassium 416.7mg; sodium 714.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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Reviews (2)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2021
So easy to make--all in one pot! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2021
Will make again because I like chicken, pesto and asparagus. The end result though was oddly lacking in taste, which I found strange, in spite of all that pesto in there. Maybe adding the basil leaves in serving would have helped, I don't know. Will up my pesto content next time. Read More