Pesto Chicken and Fettuccine

A serving of this pasta dish makes a filling and nutritious low-calorie meal for when you are taking your diet seriously! While the portion may seem small, the high carbohydrates make this very satisfying, and the stir frying keeps it lean.

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  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, combine spinach, basil, broth, pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic, and oil; process until smooth.
  • Stir in lemon peel and black pepper; set aside.
  • Cook chicken in n onstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes, or until cooked through; remove to plate.
  • Cook red pepper in same skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Return chicken to skillet along with the pesto; cook 1 minute over medium heat.
  • Drain pasta and toss with chicken and pesto.
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"A serving of this pasta dish makes a filling and nutritious low-calorie meal for when you are taking your diet seriously! While the portion may seem small, the high carbohydrates make this very satisfying, and the stir frying keeps it lean."
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  1. Mustang Sally 54269
    Nice dish. I don't normally buy/make pesto so this was a good variation to our normal meals. I don't care for pesto cause of the nuts so I sub'd hemp seeds instead. I didn't have fresh basil so I had to use a comparable dried amt & increased the garlic (or course, LOL). We are careful with our carbs so I cut pasta to 6 oz & doubled the chicken but still found there was left over pesto for the next meal. Healthy recipe but I found it needed abit of salt for our tastes. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Mustang Sally 54269
    Nice dish. I don't normally buy/make pesto so this was a good variation to our normal meals. I don't care for pesto cause of the nuts so I sub'd hemp seeds instead. I didn't have fresh basil so I had to use a comparable dried amt & increased the garlic (or course, LOL). We are careful with our carbs so I cut pasta to 6 oz & doubled the chicken but still found there was left over pesto for the next meal. Healthy recipe but I found it needed abit of salt for our tastes. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. CookingONTheSide
    This is yummy. I only made half of this recipe for my DH and I and it was wonderful. Love the fresh ingredients. Made for ZWT4 Family Picks for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.
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  4. JackieOhNo
    A serving of this pasta dish makes a filling and nutritious low-calorie meal for when you are taking your diet seriously! While the portion may seem small, the high carbohydrates make this very satisfying, and the stir frying keeps it lean.
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