Chicken Pesto Pasta

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9Ingredients
35Minutes
900Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 40 grams toasted pine nuts
  • 30 grams Parmesan (grated)
  • 100 milliliters olive oil
  • 500 grams penne pasta
  • 400 grams chicken breast (diced)
  • 1 lemon
  • 350 grams cherry tomatoes
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    Directions

    1. Place garlic, basil, pine nuts and Parmesan into a food processor and purée for 1-2 mins. Slowly stream in oil until thick. Add a little more oil, if necessary. Season and set aside.
    2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
    3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add chicken and sauté for 3-5 mins until browned and lightly golden. Add lemon juice and cherry tomatoes and cook until tomatoes burst and chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat, add pesto and toss with pasta. Garnish with reserved basil leaves.
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    NutritionView More

    900Calories
    Sodium10% DV250mg
    Fat57% DV37g
    Protein84% DV43g
    Carbs34% DV102g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories900Calories from Fat330
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat37g57%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol70mg23%
    Sodium250mg10%
    Potassium970mg28%
    Protein43g84%
    Calories from Fat330
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate102g34%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Sugars7g14%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C60%
    Calcium15%
    Iron30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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