Penne Pesto with Chicken
Recipe from Family Circle

An aromatic pesto sauce is the highlight of this pasta and chicken recipe. Just five ingredients and a preparation time of less than 30 minutes makes this a smart week-night dinner idea.



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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 mins
Related Categories: Chicken, Pasta, Quick and Easy
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Ingredients
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    1   large 
    bunch broccoli rabe, trimmed slightly and cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
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    (16 ounces) penne pasta
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    2   cloves 
    garlic, peeled and sliced
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    (9 ounces) fully cooked grilled chicken strips (such as Perdue Short Cuts), cut into bite-size pieces
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    (7 ounces) Buitoni Reduced-Fat Basil Pesto

Directions
1.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook 3 minutes. Scoop into bowl with a slotted spoon and add pasta to boiling water. Cook 9 minutes.
2.
Meanwhile, drain water from broccoli rabe. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes. Stir in broccoli rabe; cook 3 minutes more. Season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
3.
Drain pasta. Stir chicken, pasta and pesto into skillet. Cook 2 minutes to heat through. Serve warm.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 530, Fat, total (g) 17, chol. (mg) 32, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 67, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 28, sodium (mg) 675, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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