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One-Pot Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta

One-Pot Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6

Pesto lovers, this recipe is for you! We loaded this pasta dish with a creamy pesto sauce, fresh spinach and flavor-packed chicken for an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
1
package (16 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
3 1/2
cups Progresso™ reduced sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz container)
8
oz uncooked farfalle (bow-tie) pasta (about 3 cups)
4
oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2
cup refrigerated basil pesto (from 7-oz container)
1
package (8 oz) fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    In 5- to 5 1/2-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook chicken in oil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink. With slotted spoon, transfer to plate, and keep warm.
  • 2
    Add chicken broth and pasta to Dutch oven; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 12 to 14 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente and most of liquid is absorbed.
  • 3
    Add cream cheese and pesto, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted. Stir in chicken; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is heated through.
  • 4
    Gradually stir in spinach until starting to wilt. Just before serving, garnish with basil and Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

  • A sprinkle of crushed red pepper adds a nice finish and a bit of heat to this dish.
  • We like the fresh flavor of refrigerated basil pesto, which is sold in the refrigerated aisle of the grocery store.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
770mg
32%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
2g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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