Chicken and Broccoli Pasta With Pesto Recipe

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Chicken and Broccoli Pasta With Pesto
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  1. Cook the penne in a large pot of water for 8-10 minutes until tender but firm.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and pepper strips and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Place the broccoli florets in a colander and drain the pasta over it. Place the pasta and broccoli back into the large pot.
  5. Add the chicken mixture, pesto and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.
  6. To freeze:.
  7. Cool. Spoon into freezer containers, seal, label and freeze for up to 3 months.
  8. To serve:.
  9. Thaw in micro or fridge. Bake in baking dish at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with additional freshly grated parmesan before serving.
  10. Note: I usually undercook my pasta slightly if I am freezing it. It finishes cooking when the dish is reheated.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 628.34 Kcal (2631 kJ)
Calories from fat 385.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42.81g 66%
Cholesterol 74.15mg 25%
Sodium 898.18mg 37%
Potassium 839.75mg 18%
Total Carbs 20.89g 7%
Sugars 5.91g 24%
Dietary Fiber 8.3g 33%
Protein 39.51g 79%
Vitamin C 172.9mg 288%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 25%
Iron 14.2mg 79%
Calcium 227.5mg 23%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 140.87 Kcal (590 kJ)
Calories from fat 86.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.6g 66%
Cholesterol 16.62mg 25%
Sodium 201.37mg 37%
Potassium 188.27mg 18%
Total Carbs 4.68g 7%
Sugars 1.33g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1.86g 33%
Protein 8.86g 79%
Vitamin C 38.8mg 288%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 25%
Iron 3.2mg 79%
Calcium 51mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.3
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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