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    Chicken and Broccoli Pasta With Pesto

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    20 mins

    15 mins

    JillAZ's Note:

    from "The Best Freezer Cookbook"

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook the penne in a large pot of water for 8-10 minutes until tender but firm.
    2. 2
      While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and pepper strips and cook for 3-5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Set aside.
    4. 4
      Place the broccoli florets in a colander and drain the pasta over it. Place the pasta and broccoli back into the large pot.
    5. 5
      Add the chicken mixture, pesto and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.
    6. 6
      To freeze:.
    7. 7
      Cool. Spoon into freezer containers, seal, label and freeze for up to 3 months.
    8. 8
      To serve:.
    9. 9
      Thaw in micro or fridge. Bake in baking dish at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with additional freshly grated parmesan before serving.
    10. 10
      Note: I usually undercook my pasta slightly if I am freezing it. It finishes cooking when the dish is reheated.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 26, 2010

      45

      we added cream sauce to the pesto and left out the peppers--it was good--we froze it for our dinner coop, and everyone seemed to like it--could have used more sauce for our tastes so next time we will add more!

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    • on February 10, 2010

      55

      This was fantastic!! My fiance said probably the best pasta dish I've made in a long time. It was so flavorful, but so simple too. I seasoned my chicken with salt, pepper, garlic & onion powders. The veggies are great in this, and I may add an onion next time. I didn't really measure the pesto, just used enough to coat the pasta to our taste.

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    • on February 01, 2010

      55

      I made this before my baby was born and froze it in 2 batches. I did not cook the broccoli at all, just mixed it in while still frozen. I was impatient when it came time to eat it and just cooked it in the microwave on a "casserole" setting. It was still fabulous. I used a Knorr packet to make the pesto - I think it would be even better with higher quality pesto.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken and Broccoli Pasta With Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (328 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 587.1
     
    Calories from Fat 118
    20%
    Total Fat 13.1 g
    20%
    Saturated Fat 3.0 g
    15%
    Cholesterol 73.1 mg
    24%
    Sodium 228.1 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 81.8 g
    27%
    Dietary Fiber 15.4 g
    61%
    Sugars 1.5 g
    6%
    Protein 40.1 g
    80%

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