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Pesto Chicken Pasta with Mushrooms

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound chicken thighs (boneless, skinless, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes (drained of most oil, chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (and more)
  • 8 ounces penne pasta (use gluten free for gluten free version)
  • fresh basil (chopped)
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    Calories420Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat3.5g18%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate50g17%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C8%

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


    Mikita Westfield 19 days ago
    I think we are not fans of pesto being creamy. The dark meat didn’t blend well with the flavors. Tossed the big pan of leftovers out.
    McCall Arnette 4 months ago
    Awesome recipe!! Super simple and taste wonderful!! One of my new favorites!!
    Stephanie Raap 4 months ago
    my dinner came out great. i used the recipe more like a guide line than anything else. ii doubled the entire recipe except the amount of milk. i kept that the same. i used fresh harvested mushrooms that i sweat down before adding them to the dish. foods taste will vary based on the pestol. mine has been made in the fridge for a while so it had time to marinate and let the flavor reach peak. definitely an easy dish if you have the contents already prepped and ready to go.
    Sharon Clemente 4 months ago
    It was delicious! Not too hot either. Right amount of spiciness I thought.
    Ally J. 10 months ago
    A.M.Azing!! milk gave it a little bit of creaminess but didn't outweigh the pesto 😘
    Suzanne J. a year ago
    Very good! I substituted chicken broth for the milk and actually liked it even better.
    Antoinette Bell 2 years ago
    Great dish!!! Used thin sliced breast’s. Cut the chicken into thin strips as well as the sun dried tomato. Used the small can of mushrooms for ease! Turned out GREAT!!! I’m stuffed
    Theresa Guinan 3 years ago
    This was flavorful. I used mini rigatoni and added 2 links of precooked chicken sausage. I used only 5 oz of pasta and that was plenty. I also slightly thickened the sauce with 1 tbsp of pasta water and tsp corn starch. Also I wouldn’t chop the chicken I would cut it into bite sized pieces.
    Lori Del Regno 3 years ago
    This turned out well. I enjoyed it and it was easy to make. If I were to chose a pasta recipe for dinner again I would pick something that isn’t so heavy.
    John H. 3 years ago
    Made this for company last night. Needless to say, it was a big hit. We added a bit of asparagus cuts to it, but all else per the recipe. Thank you for an uncomplicated bur delicious recipe.
    Setchell 3 years ago
    This is absolutely delicious! I didn’t have chilli flakes so I put in a small amount of finely chopped chillies and some onions and red pepper. Slightly high in calories for me as I am on a very low calorie diet but I had a massive walk today and that made this dish calorie free!! I will definitely be cooking and eating this again. Added bonus .... it’s so easy
    Peter Gibson 4 years ago
    Excellent! The pesto, the sun dried tomatoes, the fresh basil ... incredible!
    Grafix 4 years ago
    Delicioso. A great hearty and savory meal that my whole family enjoyed. (Kids picked out the mushrooms lol)
    j.a. f. 5 years ago
    Easy & very flavorful -- a new favorite. I also made it with shrimp! If you like your pasta with an extra kick, I'd add another 1/4 tea tsp of red pepper flakes, but it is great as it is too!
    Corinne C. 5 years ago
    I've made this recipe several times already. Delicious! Didn't really modify it. Kept the recipe as is. Best part, 1 pan and effortless.
    Lieke V. 5 years ago
    Easy yet full of flavours. I didn't alter the recipe and we loved it! Next time all try to make it with shrimp. This recipe is for keeps!!
    Isaac I. 5 years ago
    Loved this recipe! Very easy to make. I switched up the ingredients to accommodate what I had in the fridge. I switched the chicken to shrimp and used spinach instead of basil. The kids loved it. Thank you!!!
    Manon C. 5 years ago
    very good! I have "forgotten" a few ingredients to my son appreciates supper. Red pepper flakes in less Parmesan but more, I had a beautiful thumb up
    Johan N. 5 years ago
    very nice rich taste and unbelievably easy to make even for a construction worker like me, thanks a lot all the guys on my site enjoyed it alot