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    Penne With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto and Chicken

    Penne With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto and Chicken. Photo by Juju Bee

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    Juju Bee's Note:

    I saw this recipe being made on "Everyday Italian" on the food network. The original recipe did not call for chicken, but I think it needed a little meat to make it extra yummy. Enjoy!

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    1. 1
      Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite (al dente), stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile chop cooked chicken.
    3. 3
      Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
    4. 4
      Blend the sun-dried tomatoes and their oil, garlic, salt and pepper, to taste, and basil in a food processor and blend until the tomatoes are very finely chopped.
    5. 5
      Transfer the tomato mixture to a large bowl and stir in the Parmesan and the chicken.
    6. 6
      Add the pasta to the pesto and toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten.
    7. 7
      Season the pasta to taste, with salt and pepper and serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Penne With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto and Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (178 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 5

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 464.1
    Calories from Fat 125
    Total Fat 13.9 g
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    Cholesterol 40.3 mg
    Sodium 315.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 66.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.6 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 22.1 g

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