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

Recipe by MyRecipes October 2006

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
4 Servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

772 calories; fat 25g; saturated fat 5g; protein 47g; carbohydrates 89g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 87mg; sodium 310mg.
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