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Recipe: Pesto Chicken and Broccoli

Pesto Chicken and Broccoli by Sound Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked pasta, cut into chunks
  • 4 oz. jarred pesto
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb fresh or frozen broccoli
  • 1 lb whole wheat penne or other ‘tubular’ pasta
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions and set aside.
  2. Steam broccoli for 4 minutes in microwave and set aside.
  3. Sautee garlic in 1 tsp. olive oil.
  4. Add chicken, pesto and broccoli and remaining olive oil and simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Add pasta to chicken and pesto mixture and blend.  Serve with 1 tsp. Parmesan cheese

Makes 8 servings.  Nutrition Facts per serving:  343 calories, 12.6 grams fat, 46.8 grams carbohydrate, 12.2 grams protein, 6.7 grams fiber, 8 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium.

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