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    Super Vegetable Pesto Pasta With Pan Seared Oven Roasted Chicken

    Super Vegetable Pesto Pasta With Pan Seared Oven Roasted Chicken. Photo by Drazen

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    20 mins

    20 mins

    Drazen's Note:

    I have tried many different pesto recipes and tried to combine what I liked most from all of them to create this pesto sauce. I LOVE baked tomatoes with basil and balsalmic vinegar, so that is why I added these three to the recipe. The asparagus was on hand and thought it would bring a nice flavor to the recipe, as well as the scallions.

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    PESTO SAUCE

    CHICKEN VEGGIES PASTA

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place pin nuts in a non-stick skillet and toast over medium heat until slightly browned (3 to 5 mins).
    2. 2
      While pin nuts are toasting, put remaining 9 ingredients in a food processor.
    3. 3
      When pin nuts are toasted add them to the food processor and mix pesto sauce until smooth.
    4. 4
      In a large pot, start boiling water for pasta.
    5. 5
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    6. 6
      While water is coming to a boil, cut up the asparagus, scallions and tomatoes, keeping them all separate from one another.
    7. 7
      Cook spaghetti according to box directions. Add asparagus to water 5 minutes before pasta is fully cooked, strain, and replace in pot over lowest heat setting. Add pesto sauce to spaghetti and mix.
    8. 8
      Heat oil in oven proof skillet over medium-high heat.
    9. 9
      Fillet chicken breasts in half, sprinkle with grill seasoning, coat with flour and place in skillet and cook 2-3 mins on each side until slightly browned.
    10. 10
      Add tomatoes and scallions to chicken and place skillet into preheated oven.
    11. 11
      Cook chicken for 15-20 minutes.
    12. 12
      When chicken is done, remove from oven.
    13. 13
      Place Pesto-asparagus pasta on a plate and place a slice of chicken on top. Garnish as desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 03, 2008

      45

      I made this just like written. It was just ok to me. I gave it 3 stars, but my family thought it was a 4 star. If I were to make it again, I think I would just use the bottled Classico Basil Pesto. This pesto did not have the flavor I like in the bottled sauce. I always enjoy making new recipes, so thank you for posting.

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    • on February 14, 2007

      55

      The flavors of the veggies and pesto together were terrific! I have been trying to find a sauce to go with wheat pasta and this was it! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Super Vegetable Pesto Pasta With Pan Seared Oven Roasted Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (299 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 733.8
     
    Calories from Fat 368
    50%
    Total Fat 40.9 g
    62%
    Saturated Fat 8.0 g
    40%
    Cholesterol 57.4 mg
    19%
    Sodium 546.5 mg
    22%
    Total Carbohydrate 62.9 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    14%
    Sugars 2.2 g
    8%
    Protein 32.7 g
    65%

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    McCormick grill seasoning

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