• prep: 15 min
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Tender noodles and juicy Italian-seasoned chicken breast are tossed with an easy 5-minute creamy pesto sauce! A perfectly tasty and comforting dish for those busy weeknights!

    Ingredients

    • 12 ounces penne noodles, cooked al dente according to package instructions, drained and patted dry
    • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ½ inch thickness
    • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
    • 1 cup of homemade basil pesto OR 1 small jar of store-bought pesto
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1½ cups half and half or heavy cream
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
    • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
    • fresh parsley, finely chopped

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 827 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 46 g 70.29%
    • Saturated Fat: 28 g 141.36%
    • Trans Fat: 2 g %
    • Cholesterol: 139 mg 46.28%
    • Sodium: 787 mg 32.77%
    • Calcium: 916 mg 91.61%
    • Potassium: 992 mg 28.35%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 16 mg 89.33%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 79 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 10 g 38.97%
    • Sugar: 16 g
    • Protein: 27 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 39.18%
    • Vitamin C 14.15%
    • Vitamin D 1.65%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch4
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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