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Quick and Easy Chicken Pesto Pasta

  • 5 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 20 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 6

    Servings

  • 348 Calories
  • 12g Fat
  • 43g Carbs
  • 19g Protein
  • Instructions & Tools

    Instructions

Ingredients

  • 6 Servings
  • 348 Calories
  • 12g Fat
  • 43g Carbs
  • 19g Protein
  • 15 Mins Total Time
  • 12 oz Penne Rigate (or short noodle of choice)
  • 1½ Cups Chicken, cooked and diced
  • ¼ Cup Old World Italian Pesto (or substitute with jarred pesto)
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians, Beth Eggleston and Emily Parsell

Nourishment Note

Instructions

  • 6 Servings
  • 348 Calories
  • 12g Fat
  • 43g Carbs
  • 19g Protein
  • 15 Mins Total Time
  • 1

    Cook Pasta Cook pasta according to package directions. Just before draining, reserve ¼ cup of the pasta water and set aside.

  • 2

    Prepare Pesto While pasta is cooking, prepare Old World Italian Pesto and dice chicken.

  • 3

    Mix Pesto and Pasta Add drained pasta to a large bowl and mix in the pesto. Add additional pasta water to reach desired sauce consistency.

  • 4

    Serve & Enjoy Plate pasta and top with chicken and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians, Beth Eggleston and Emily Parsell

Allergen Swap

  • GGluten

    Replace the noodles with a gluten-free pasta, zucchini noodles, or spaghetti squash (if well tolerated).

  • DDairy

    Use a dairy-free cheese, such as vegan cheese (Parmesan cheese has trace amounts of lactose, but omit cheese if bothersome)

  • NNuts

    Use a nut-free pesto or make the pesto recipe above with sunflower seeds

Remission Remix

  • Add a Side for Extra Nutrients

    Add a side of steamed broccoli or toss salad to enjoy with this dish for extra nutrients.

  • For Increased Fiber and Nutrients

    Use half the amount of chicken in the recipe and replace with chickpeas or white beans for increased fiber and nutrients.

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