Pesto Fettuccine with Chicken

Pesto Fettuccine with Chicken Recipe
Make an easy 6-ingredient pasta dish for dinner by tossing fettuccine or spaghetti with tender chunks of chicken, tomatoes, and prepared pesto.
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Yield:

4 Servings

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 772
Fat 25 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 47 g
Carbohydrate 89 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 87 mg
Sodium 310 mg

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

Preparation

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

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.

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.

Note:

October 2006
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