Creamy Lemon Pesto Chicken and Lingunie

Creamy Lemon Pesto Chicken and Lingunie

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 469.1
  • Total Fat: 16.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.2 mg
  • Sodium: 274.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 35.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Creamy Lemon Pesto Chicken and Lingunie calories by ingredient


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Number of Servings: 6


    1 lemon
    2 tbsp (30 mL) Light butter, melted
    2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
    1 cup (250 mL) Skim milk
    1 garlic clove, pressed
    1/2 cup (125 mL) prepared basil pesto
    6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 oz/125 g each)
    1 tbsp (15 mL) Citrus & Basil Rub or similar seasoning
    12 oz (350 g) uncooked Whole Wheat linguine pasta
    2 plum tomatoes
    1/4 cup (50 mL) thinly sliced fresh basil leaves


If desired, store-bought lemon-pepper seasoning can be substituted for the Citrus & Basil Rub.

Rice or other types of pasta such as spaghetti can be substituted for the linguine, if desired


Zest lemon using to measure 2 tsp (10 mL). Combine butter and flour in Classic Batter Bowl; whisk until smooth. Add lemon zest, milk and garlic pressed with Garlic Press to butter mixture; whisk well. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 3-4 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 60 seconds. Add pesto; mix well.

Season chicken with rub. Place chicken in Deep Covered Baker, overlapping as necessary. Pour sauce over chicken. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 12-15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165F (74C) in thickest part of chicken and centers are no longer pink. Carefully remove baker from microwave using Oven Mitts. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Set pasta aside and keep warm. Seed and dice tomatoes. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta; garnish with tomatoes and basil.

Serving Size: 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GOING2BMEAGAIN.

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    Very Good
    Good flavor and spices, I cooked on the stove top. - 11/12/18