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  • Serves: 3 Servings

Pesto 'n' Pasta Chicken

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Category: Main Dish, Low Fat, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb Chicken breast meat
  • -- (boneless, skinless)
  • 6 oz Penne pasta (short tubes)
  • -- uncooked
  • 2 c Fresh spinach leaves
  • -- (firmly packed)
  • 4 tb Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tb Chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tb Pine nuts
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • -- peeled and minced
  • 1/4 ts Red pepper flakes
  • 1 c Plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • Vegetable cooking spray


Slice the chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside. Cook the pasta
according to the package directions, omitting any salt or fat. Drain
well, set aside and keep warm.

Combine the spinach and the next seven ingredients in the container of an
electric blender or food processor. Cover and process until smooth. Pour
into a small bowl and set aside.

Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until
hot. Add the chicken and saute until browned; stir in the reserved
spinach mixture. Cover and simmer 5 minutes or until it is thoroughly
heated and the chicken is tender (do not boil).

Add the reserved past to the skillet. Toss gently. Serve immediately.

Per Serving:
Calories: 385 Protein: 29 grams Carb: 52 grams
Sodium: 600 mg Fat: 6 grams (14% of calories)

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