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Pesto Fettuccine with Chicken

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield 4 Servings
Make an easy 6-ingredient pasta dish for dinner by tossing fettuccine or spaghetti with tender chunks of chicken, tomatoes, and prepared pesto.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fettuccine, linguine or spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 (6 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • S alt and pepper
  • 18 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto

Nutrition Information

  • calories 772
  • fat 25 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • protein 47 g
  • carbohydrate 89 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 87 mg
  • sodium 310 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 12 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, melt butter in vegetable oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat until lightly browned and firm to touch, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. fat from skillet. Add tomatoes and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until they start to soften, about 5 minutes. Cut chicken into chunks.

  3. Ladle off 1 cup pasta water and set aside. Drain pasta and return to pot. Add chicken, tomatoes and reserved pasta water. Stir in pesto and mix well until ingredients are coated.