Creamy Pesto Pasta With Chicken & Broccoli

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7Ingredients
25Minutes
440Calories

Ingredients

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  • 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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    NutritionView More

    440Calories
    Sodium8% DV200mg
    Fat26% DV17g
    Protein55% DV28g
    Carbs15% DV44g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    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(57)

    Smith 4 days 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 6 days ago
    Delish! I seasoned it & added a tablespoon of minced garlic & 1/2 a stick of butter to the recipe.
    Emilee a month ago
    Loved it! Definitely on my rotation now!
    Carson Salonia 4 months 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 4 months ago
    Good basic meal, I added a few more veggies. Nice and simple!
    Liseli Martin 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 M. 5 months ago
    This was really good!
    cob 6 months 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!
    Sasha 6 months ago
    Turned out really really good.
    So amazing! My boyfriend is picky but LOVES this. Will be making again soon
    Monica Wright 7 months ago
    It’s a go to recipe for me when I want something simple and in need of pasta!
    K 7 months ago
    Sooooo yummy!!! 🥰 Give it a try! I made it with gluten free rotini noodles instead of the bowties.
    Jacob 8 months ago
    Delicious! My friends loved it.
    sarah r. 9 months ago
    amazing! I work in a restaurant and the customers raved about it!
    Zuniga 9 months ago
    AMAZING!!! Would definitely make it again.
    Constance S. 9 months ago
    I made this and it was fantastic! I took a short cut and used a left over grilled chicken breast and add some fresh garlic (we love garlic) and it was delicious. Easy to make.
    Sheri Roaf 10 months ago
    Delicious! Just need to make sure the broccoli is cooked before adding it.
    Jenn 10 months ago
    Very good, beyond delicious
    Dawn 10 months ago
    Delicious! Used linguini instead and cooked the chicken in garlic and pesto
    Mrs. Drennon 10 months ago
    Came out fantastic. A great way to sneak some veggies to the kids. My picky eater “I hate vegetables” kid actually had seconds!
    Trish Spencer 10 months ago
    taste great...would make again
    Erika 10 months ago
    Great modified with almond milk half and half to avoid dairy
    Jenny M. a year ago
    I’m giving this 5 stars more for the quickness of this recipe than the flavour it’s quick, easy and tastes pretty yummy. Will definitely make again but will add more veggies and I like more sauce. Great base recipe though!
    Cj Fonda a year ago
    Easy dinner. Not bad
    J Dolan a year ago
    I was not sure if my family would like Pesto but it was good and they said they liked it. I added 8oz of cream cheese as some suggested and I think it definitely needed it.
    So so good, highly recommend, easy to modify

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