Chicken Pesto Pasta Surprise

Chicken Pesto Pasta Surprise

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 396.3
  • Total Fat: 16.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 27.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,016.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 19.1 g

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Introduction

A tasty chicken/pesto/tomato/pasta/spinach concoction that my boyfriend refuses to eat because he insists on only eating meals that come from actual recipes. His loss! A tasty chicken/pesto/tomato/pasta/spinach concoction that my boyfriend refuses to eat because he insists on only eating meals that come from actual recipes. His loss!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    chicken breast, tomatoes, garlic, pesto, rotini pasta, onion, spinach, olive oil, parmesan cheese

Directions

Cut chicken in bite-sized pieces. dice onion. Heat olive oil in pan on med. heat, add chicken after about a minute. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Add onion to the chicken. This is where I tend to add extra stuff since I'm flavor-impared. Minced garlic, onion powder, crushed red pepper, are all viable options. After chicken appears white and fully cooked, add can of tomatoes (crushed, diced, whatever you prefer) and bring to a boil. Add spinach, lower heat, and cover until spinach appears wilted. Remove lid and allow for excess liquid to boil off. When pasta is done, strain and add to chicken/tomato/spinach mixture. Remove from heat and mix pesto in thoroughly. Plate, cheese, and eat!
Makes about four servings. I usually make it for two. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SMASHERETTE.

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  • This is exactly the "not a recipe" i was looking for. I'll try with my homemade veggie pasta sauce and maybe some chopped kale. - 11/9/19

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  • Good
    Tasty recipe. - 9/9/19

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  • sounds delicious, i'm trying it soon! - 4/1/10

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