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Pesto Chicken with Penne

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)
Prep: 2 minutes; Cook: 15 minutes. If you need to thaw the chicken tenders, place them on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave at MEDIUM-LOW (30% power) 8 minutes or until thawed.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups (8 ounces) uncooked penne pasta (tube-shaped pasta)
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup commercial pesto

Nutrition Information

  • calories 428
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 10.8 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 5.7 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 36.8 g
  • carbohydrate 43.7 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 72 mg
  • iron 3.7 mg
  • sodium 514 mg
  • calcium 156 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken to pan, and sauté until done.

  3. Drain pasta. Add pesto and chicken to warm pasta; toss lightly.

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