Ziti With Chicken In Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe

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Ziti With Chicken In Creamy Pesto Sauce
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  1. Bring a pot of water to boil, add ziti and cook according to package directions for about 10 min, or until just done. Add peas and carrots during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Hint: make sure that peas and carrots are well defrosted, otherwise they may not cook all the way and be crunchy.
  2. Meanwhile, brown chicken breasts on both sides in a skillet with some oil until no longer pink inside. Cut in strips and set aside. Hint: if you cover skillet with a lid, the chicken won't stick to pan and cook through faster.
  3. For pesto sauce: Combine 2 cups basil leaves, garlic, nuts, parmesan and romano cheese and salt in a food processor. Turn on and blend while streaming in olive oil. Make the pesto kind of thick, since you'll be adding cream to it. If too loose, add more nuts and cheese.
  4. Spoon the sauce into a bowl and stir in the heavy cream.
  5. Drain pasta and veggies; add chicken strips and pesto sauce. Toss to combine.
  6. To serve, sprinkle with chopped walnuts and grated parmesan.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 830.2 Kcal (3476 kJ)
Calories from fat 518.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57.65g 89%
Cholesterol 119.06mg 40%
Sodium 1435.91mg 60%
Potassium 459.39mg 10%
Total Carbs 40g 13%
Sugars 1.27g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3.32g 13%
Protein 39.97g 80%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 5%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 260.9mg 26%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 245.81 Kcal (1029 kJ)
Calories from fat 153.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.07g 89%
Cholesterol 35.25mg 40%
Sodium 425.16mg 60%
Potassium 136.02mg 10%
Total Carbs 11.84g 13%
Sugars 0.38g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.98g 13%
Protein 11.83g 80%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 5%
Iron 0.2mg 3%
Calcium 77.3mg 26%

* 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

  • 20.7
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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