Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken & Broccoli Recipe | Yummly

Creamy Pesto Pasta With Chicken & Broccoli

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Andrej: "Delicous! I made this for my family,and everybody…" Read More
7Ingredients
25Minutes
440Calories
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Ingredients

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  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta ($0.63)
  • 8 ounces frozen broccoli florets ($1.15)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil ($0.16)
  • 3/4 pound chicken breast (** $1.50)
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto ($1.00)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (** $0.07)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese ($0.50)
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    NutritionView More

    440Calories
    Sodium8% DV200mg
    Fat26% DV17g
    Protein55% DV28g
    Carbs15% DV44g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories440Calories from Fat150
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat17g26%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol85mg28%
    Sodium200mg8%
    Potassium510mg15%
    Protein28g55%
    Calories from Fat150
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate44g15%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars3g6%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C2%
    Calcium6%
    Iron10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(72)

    Andrej 13 days ago
    Delicous! I made this for my family,and everybody enjoyed it.
    Trish Chivers a month ago
    Turned out great!! I added cheese also
    Michele P. a month ago
    This was quick and delicious. I substituted canned chicken breast since that’s what I had available and topped it with fresh- grated Parmesan. I will make this again!
    Hi Mia 2 months ago
    It was great!! Would totally make it again
    Jason Gilbert 2 months ago
    I’m usually skeptical of any recipe requiring you to cook chicken until it’s no longer pink (done) and then keep cooking it in a sauce and continue cooking it while you add the rest of the ingredients. The chicken was definitely overcooked by the time the dish was served. I liked the simplicity and how quick the timing was. If you’re not in a rush then I would suggest keeping the breasts whole, seering them and then removing them until the sauce has has been developed. Then add back and continue with the finishing. Personally, I would’ve roasted the chicken and added it at the end. Plenty of flavor still and the chicken what I’ve been juicy. Liked the dish overall though.
    Anita 2 months ago
    Yes I only used this recipe for the sauce and changed the type of pasta and veg to asparagus, which went well with pesto
    marissa leban 2 months ago
    amazing and my family absolutely loved it
    d s 2 months ago
    I added 1 tbs butter and cup of shaved Parmesan
    Lyndsay Woolridge 3 months ago
    Great recipe, but I agree with other reviewers who say to add more seasoning to the chicken!
    Michelle 3 months ago
    Yum! Turned out great!
    Eleanor Rowles 3 months ago
    Pretty good and super easy! Will try with mushrooms next time!
    Erica Janetos 3 months ago
    Didn’t change anything except double the amount for leftovers so hubs has lunch to take to work. Delicious!! 😍
    SavvyCook 3 months ago
    Added sautéed mushrooms, great quick recipie
    Emily Caslander 4 months ago
    Just made this for dinner and it was a hit! I might try adding mushrooms into it next time.
    Tarra Todd 4 months ago
    Really good!!!! Next time I’ll use just a little less basil and pesto
    Christine 5 months ago
    I made just over a pound of chicken, so I adjusted accordingly. I used fresh broccoli though. It looked pretty watery, but looked fine once mixed with the noodles (which I made quite a lot more of). I added a little extra fresh pesto to my plate and it was divine!
    Smith 6 months ago
    Pretty easy. very tasty. I used edamame noodles and a bit more chicken. I will up the amount of pesto and cream cheese next time!
    Eraka 6 months ago
    Delish! I seasoned it & added a tablespoon of minced garlic & 1/2 a stick of butter to the recipe.
    Emilee 7 months ago
    Loved it! Definitely on my rotation now!
    Carson Salonia 9 months ago
    Really good. Just the right portion size. Would definitely make again.
    I added spinach to wilt in with the broccoli and pasta. Overall, It’s good- but I think would have been better if I had used a higher quality pesto. Definitely worth trying- especially for such a quick and inexpensive dinner.
    Nex 10 months ago
    Good basic meal, I added a few more veggies. Nice and simple!
    Liseli Martin 10 months ago
    very easy to do and came together in less than 45min. for next time tho i would add more seasoning (maybe red pepper flakes, or onion powder) and more pesto. as is tho was fine and very quick - prefect for a weekday nighy. definately make again
    Ryan Youells 10 months ago
    For some reason, recipes always take way longer for me to make, so I set aside 90min to make this (it finished right when I wanted it to). Most of it was waiting for the pasta lol It is a little bland, but it could easily be tweaked to add more flavour. It turned out beautifully though, and I'm absolutely thrilled. Next time, however, i'm using a second pot instead of a skillet.
    Elia Ahdosy 10 months ago
    My family and I thought this was so delicious. The pesto did not over power the cream cheese or vise versa. I added parmesan cheese in it because it wasn’t thick enough. I’m not sure it wasn’t thick due to me doubling it but it came out great with the parm. Also, I made my chicken broth with bullion cubes and add one or two more to add extra taste. This sauce is now going to added to our dish rotations!!!
    Klaudia Leńczuk 10 months ago
    I have made it with full-grain pasta and I’d highly recommend this choice! Sauce itself is pretty heavy, it’s good to make it more healthy
    Krista M. 10 months ago
    This was really good!
    cob a year ago
    this is so good! I made it once, and my family loved it so much they made me make it again the day after! Good for picky eaters, nothing crazy, but so good!
    Sasha a year ago
    Turned out really really good.
    So amazing! My boyfriend is picky but LOVES this. Will be making again soon

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