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Creamy Pesto Pasta With Chicken & Broccoli

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Emma Peifer: "This meal was very good!" Read More
7Ingredients
25Minutes
440Calories
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Ingredients

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4 SERVINGS
  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta ($0.63)
  • 8 ounces frozen broccoli florets ($1.15)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil ($0.16)
  • 3/4 pound chicken breast (** $1.50)
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto ($1.00)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (** $0.07)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese ($0.50)
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    440Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories440Calories from Fat150
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat17g26%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol85mg28%
    Sodium200mg8%
    Potassium510mg15%
    Protein28g55%
    Calories from Fat150
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate44g15%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars3g6%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C2%
    Calcium6%
    Iron10%

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

    Reviews(74)

    Emma Peifer 4 months ago
    This meal was very good!
    Marshel Mathew a year ago
    This was the best pasta I ever made. I made the pesto with homegrown basil.
    Andrej a year ago
    Delicous! I made this for my family,and everybody enjoyed it.
    Trish Chivers a year ago
    Turned out great!! I added cheese also
    Michele Pryor a year ago
    This was quick and delicious. I substituted canned chicken breast since that’s what I had available and topped it with fresh- grated Parmesan. I will make this again!
    Castaneda a year ago
    It was great!! Would totally make it again
    Jason Gilbert a year ago
    I’m usually skeptical of any recipe requiring you to cook chicken until it’s no longer pink (done) and then keep cooking it in a sauce and continue cooking it while you add the rest of the ingredients. The chicken was definitely overcooked by the time the dish was served. I liked the simplicity and how quick the timing was. If you’re not in a rush then I would suggest keeping the breasts whole, seering them and then removing them until the sauce has has been developed. Then add back and continue with the finishing. Personally, I would’ve roasted the chicken and added it at the end. Plenty of flavor still and the chicken would be juicy. Liked the dish overall though.
    Anita a year ago
    Yes I only used this recipe for the sauce and changed the type of pasta and veg to asparagus, which went well with pesto
    marissa leban a year ago
    amazing and my family absolutely loved it
    Diamond a year ago
    I added 1 tbs butter and cup of shaved Parmesan
    Great recipe, but I agree with other reviewers who say to add more seasoning to the chicken!
    Michelle a year ago
    Yum! Turned out great!
    Eleanor Rowles a year ago
    Pretty good and super easy! Will try with mushrooms next time!
    Erica Janetos a year ago
    Didn’t change anything except double the amount for leftovers so hubs has lunch to take to work. Delicious!! 😍
    SavvyCook a year ago
    Added sautéed mushrooms, great quick recipie
    Emily Caslander a year ago
    Just made this for dinner and it was a hit! I might try adding mushrooms into it next time.
    Tarra Todd a year ago
    Really good!!!! Next time I’ll use just a little less basil and pesto
    Christine a year ago
    I made just over a pound of chicken, so I adjusted accordingly. I used fresh broccoli though. It looked pretty watery, but looked fine once mixed with the noodles (which I made quite a lot more of). I added a little extra fresh pesto to my plate and it was divine!
    Smith a year ago
    Pretty easy. very tasty. I used edamame noodles and a bit more chicken. I will up the amount of pesto and cream cheese next time!
    Eraka a year ago
    Delish! I seasoned it & added a tablespoon of minced garlic & 1/2 a stick of butter to the recipe.
    Cook 2 years ago
    Loved it! Definitely on my rotation now!
    Carson Salonia 2 years ago
    Really good. Just the right portion size. Would definitely make again.
    I added spinach to wilt in with the broccoli and pasta. Overall, It’s good- but I think would have been better if I had used a higher quality pesto. Definitely worth trying- especially for such a quick and inexpensive dinner.
    Nex 2 years ago
    Good basic meal, I added a few more veggies. Nice and simple!
    Liseli Martin 2 years ago
    very easy to do and came together in less than 45min. for next time tho i would add more seasoning (maybe red pepper flakes, or onion powder) and more pesto. as is tho was fine and very quick - prefect for a weekday nighy. definately make again
    Ryan Youells 2 years ago
    For some reason, recipes always take way longer for me to make, so I set aside 90min to make this (it finished right when I wanted it to). Most of it was waiting for the pasta lol It is a little bland, but it could easily be tweaked to add more flavour. It turned out beautifully though, and I'm absolutely thrilled. Next time, however, i'm using a second pot instead of a skillet.
    Elia Ahdosy 2 years ago
    My family and I thought this was so delicious. The pesto did not over power the cream cheese or vise versa. I added parmesan cheese in it because it wasn’t thick enough. I’m not sure it wasn’t thick due to me doubling it but it came out great with the parm. Also, I made my chicken broth with bullion cubes and add one or two more to add extra taste. This sauce is now going to added to our dish rotations!!!
    Klaudia Leńczuk 2 years ago
    I have made it with full-grain pasta and I’d highly recommend this choice! Sauce itself is pretty heavy, it’s good to make it more healthy
    Krista Munson 2 years ago
    This was really good!
    cob 2 years ago
    this is so good! I made it once, and my family loved it so much they made me make it again the day after! Good for picky eaters, nothing crazy, but so good!

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