Creamy Pesto Pasta With Chicken And Broccoli

Creamy Pesto Pasta With Chicken And Broccoli

RECIPE BY: BCTS - Paramus Campus

Total Time
20 minutes
Difficulty
Easy
Simple Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 8 oz
    pasta
  • 8 oz
    frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lb
    chicken breast, boneless skinless
  • 1/3 c
    basil pesto
  • 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    20 minutes
  • Cooking Time
    20 minutes

Method

  1. Prepare the pasta according to the box just until the pasta is tender.

  2. Once the pasta is tender, add the frozen broccoli florets to the water with the pasta and continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes, or until the broccoli is tender. Drain the pasta and broccoli in a colander.

  3. While the pasta is cooking, cut the chicken breast into ½-inch pieces. Heat one tbsp. of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken and continue to cook until the outside of the chicken pieces are white, but they're still tender in the center.

  4. Add the chicken broth to the skillet with the chicken and allow it to heat through.

  5. Once hot, add the cream cheese (cut into small pieces) and pesto. Continue to stir and cook until the cream cheese has melted and created a smooth, creamy sauce with the pesto and chicken broth.

  6. Finally, add the cooked and drained pasta and broccoli to the skillet and stir to coat it in the cream sauce. If the sauce becomes too.

Notes

Nutrition

Servings: 4 | Calories: 446cal | Fat: 17.9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium 271mg | Carbohydrates: 35.7g | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 1.1g | Protein: 34.9g | Vitamin D: 0mcg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg | Potassium: 766mg

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