Pesto Chicken Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 426.6
  • Total Fat: 19.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.7 mg
  • Sodium: 880.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 23.9 g

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Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 lb skinless chicken breast
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 medium onion
    2 stalks of celery
    garlic cloves (as many as desired)
    1 tblsp fresh rosemary
    1 tblsp fresh basil
    1 tblsp fresh thyme
    1/2 cup (8 tbls) balsamic vinegar
    1/4 cup water
    dash salt and pepper or (lemon pepper)
    1 pkg of KNORRS pesto sauce mix (dry)
    2 (4.6oz) boxes of PASTA RONI garlic & olive oil Vermicelli
    4 cups of FRESH EXPRESS baby spinach

Directions

Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Lighly salt and pepper chicken.Brown chicken on both sides. Remove and place aside on a plate.
Add celery, onion , and galic cloves to the oil in skillet. Cook until tender, be careful not to burn the garlic. Add chicken back into the skillet. Add the balsamic vinegar and water and remaining herbs. Bring to a boil, lower heat and cover to simmer for about 30 minutes, as the flavors infuse.
Cook Pasta Roni according to box directions.
(start about 15 minutes after the chicken has been cooking).
Wash and drain the FRESH EXPRESS baby spinach . Add to the chicken the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Add the pasta to the pan of chicken and fold in dry pkg of Pesto mix. Mix as you would spaghetti and sauce. Serve while warm. May top w/parmesean if desired.
The chicken can simmer longer if desired, as the longer it simmers the more flavorful it is.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SIVILLA1.

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