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Pasta with Tomato Pesto, Feta and Chicken

Boldly flavored tomato pesto adds delicious depth to this pretty salad with an easy shortcut--frozen cooked chicken.

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina (rice-shaped pasta)
1
pkg (9 oz) frozen diced cooked chicken breast, thawed
1
cup crumbled feta cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil
1/4
cup purchased sun-dried tomato pesto
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons lemon juice
4
medium tomatoes

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Directions

  • 1 Cook orzo as directed on package; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine chicken, cheese, basil, pesto and salt; stir gently to mix. Add cooked orzo to chicken mixture; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
  • 3 To make tomato cups, cut off stem end of tomato and scoop out pulp; discard. Spoon salad mixture into tomato cups. If desired, serve on lettuce-lined plates.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
455
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
1060mg
1060%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
22%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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