Pesto Chicken with Penne

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.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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

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.

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

Note:

Cooking Light Superfast Suppers

January 2003