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    Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

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    35 mins

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    25 mins

    Cooking in Missouri's Note:

    Excellent pasta dish! Must try it, you'll love it!

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    1. 1
      Cook pasta according to package. Drain and set aside.
    2. 2
      In large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter and the olive oil over medium heat.
    3. 3
      Brown chicken breasts on both sides until nicely golden and cooked through, about 8-9 minutes each side. Remove from pan and cut into 1/2 pieces.
    4. 4
      Pour out drippings from pan but don't wipe the pan out. In the same pan, melt 1/4 cup butter on medium heat. Add the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. Sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and dash of white pepper. Cook 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently. Slowly stir in the parmesan cheese into a creamy mixture, stirring constantly. Stir in the pesto sauce and cook for about 5 minutes, until thickened. Stir in the chicken pieces for about 3 minutes.
    5. 5
      Serve with breadsticks.
    6. 6
      Serve chicken and sauce over the hot noodles.
    7. 7
      Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh ground black pepper (optional).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 04, 2014


      Great recipe! My boyfriend said one of the best dishes I ever made! I did add a third tablespoon of basil pesto and one tablespoon of sun dried tomato pesto since we had some on hand. Will definitely make this again!

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    • on May 21, 2010


      Amazing taste! I added pine nuts, and less pasta. Sometimes, if you add the entire 1lb of pasta, it can become somewhat dry. I prefer to use about 1/2lb of pasta, or to make some extra sauce. I absolutely love this recipe!

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    • on January 10, 2010


      I really loved this dish, and so did the rest of the family! I didn't have all the heavy cream called for, so I used 2% milk to make up for all but 1/4 cup of the heavy cream. It was still wonderful, though I wouldn't go any lower on the milk fat.

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

    Serving Size: 1 (197 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 870.1
    Calories from Fat 489
    Total Fat 54.3 g
    Saturated Fat 30.7 g
    Cholesterol 200.2 mg
    Sodium 451.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 61.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 33.7 g

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