Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe

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Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta
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  1. Cook pasta according to package. Drain and set aside.
  2. In large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter and the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Brown chicken breasts on both sides until nicely golden and cooked through, about 8-9 minutes each side. Remove from pan and cut into 1/2 pieces.
  4. Pour out drippings from pan but don't wipe the pan out. In the same pan, melt 1/4 cup butter on medium heat. Add the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. Sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and dash of white pepper. Cook 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently. Slowly stir in the parmesan cheese into a creamy mixture, stirring constantly. Stir in the pesto sauce and cook for about 5 minutes, until thickened. Stir in the chicken pieces for about 3 minutes.
  5. Serve with breadsticks.
  6. Serve chicken and sauce over the hot noodles.
  7. Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh ground black pepper (optional).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 431.71 Kcal (1807 kJ)
Calories from fat 264.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.39g 45%
Cholesterol 145.91mg 49%
Sodium 525.91mg 22%
Potassium 351.89mg 7%
Total Carbs 16.56g 6%
Sugars 0.61g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.19g 1%
Protein 26.72g 53%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 0.8mg 5%
Calcium 174.2mg 17%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 211.37 Kcal (885 kJ)
Calories from fat 129.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.39g 45%
Cholesterol 71.44mg 49%
Sodium 257.49mg 22%
Potassium 172.28mg 7%
Total Carbs 8.11g 6%
Sugars 0.3g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.09g 1%
Protein 13.08g 53%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 0.4mg 5%
Calcium 85.3mg 17%

* 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

  • 11
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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