Broccoli Pesto Chicken Pasta

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Serves: 3 - 4
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Pesto Ingredients:
4 oz. fresh basil
4-5 cloves garlic
3 tbsp. pine nuts
2 tbsp. olive oil

Chicken Pasta Ingredients:
1 split chicken breast, cubed
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. garlic, chopped
3 tbsp. pesto
10 oz. small pasta like bowtie or rotini
1 cup broccoli
1 cup snap peas
1 cup zucchini
1 cup white wine
Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste


Direction for Pesto:

  1. In a food processor combine fresh basil, garlic cloves, pine nuts and olive oil.

Directions for Chicken Pasta:

  1. In a sauté pan, add the olive oil, pesto and the chopped garlic. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Then add diced chicken and sauté until fully cooked.
  3. Afterwards, add white wine and cook out the alcohol.
  4. Add the vegetables: broccoli, snap peas and zucchini (any fresh vegetable can be substituted) on top the simmering chicken and sauce to steam.
  5. In a large pot, start boiling water for pasta, add the salt and pepper and return to a simmer. Once the pot is boiling add pasta.
  6. Cook for about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Once everything is cooked, toss all in a large bowl, add parmesan cheese and enjoy!
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