Chicken Pesto Linguine

Refrigerated pasta, pesto and chicken—plus Green Giant® frozen peas—help get dinner on the table fast!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
package (9 oz) refrigerated linguine
1
cup red bell pepper slices
1
cup Green Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen sweet peas (from 12-oz bag)
1
container (7 oz) refrigerated basil pesto
2
packages (6 oz each) refrigerated grilled chicken breast strips
1
cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 Fill 5-quart Dutch oven two-thirds full of water; heat to boiling. Add linguine, bell pepper and peas; boil 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Drain and return to Dutch oven.
  • 2 Stir pesto, chicken and cheese into linguine mixture; cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

Use 2 cups cut-up deli rotisserie chicken or leftover grilled chicken for the purchased grilled chicken breast strips.

Gorgonzola is a mild form of blue cheese. If your family doesn’t like Gorgonzola, substitute feta cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
760
(
Calories from Fat
310),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
34%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
1290mg
1290%;
Total Carbohydrate
70g
70%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
43g
43%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.