Phenomenal Chicken and Pasta in Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe

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Phenomenal Chicken and Pasta in Creamy Pesto Sauce
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  1. Place basil, garlic, Parmesan, pine nuts, and tomato in a food processor. Gradually add olive oil, while pulsing, until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. In a bowl, stir together chicken broth, 1 cup white wine, dried basil, oregano, and minced garlic. Stir in chicken pieces.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook until just al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Set aside.
  4. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions, and sprinkle with sugar. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts, and cook about 3 minutes. Stir in chicken and marinade. Stir in 1/2 cup white wine. Simmer chicken pieces, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  5. Add pasta and pesto to the skillet. Stir in cream, and cook until the sauce is thickened. Adjust salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, and serve with freshly grated Parmesan.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 709.22 Kcal (2969 kJ)
Calories from fat 430.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47.83g 74%
Cholesterol 171.48mg 57%
Sodium 902.74mg 38%
Potassium 1003.92mg 21%
Total Carbs 11.56g 4%
Sugars 4.31g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2.25g 9%
Protein 53.11g 106%
Vitamin C 10.3mg 17%
Iron 2.1mg 11%
Calcium 140.3mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 164.42 Kcal (688 kJ)
Calories from fat 99.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.09g 74%
Cholesterol 39.76mg 57%
Sodium 209.29mg 38%
Potassium 232.74mg 21%
Total Carbs 2.68g 4%
Sugars 1g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0.52g 9%
Protein 12.31g 106%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 17%
Iron 0.5mg 11%
Calcium 32.5mg 14%

* 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

  • 17.7
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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