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Chicken Alfredo Pesto Pasta

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Prep Time
25
min.
Total Time
25
min.
Servings

4 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

If they're fans of Alfredo sauce and chicken pesto pasta, too, treat them to this chicken alfredo pasta recipe. It can be on the table in just 25 minutes.

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  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 8 to 10 min. or until done. Stir in milk and cream cheese spread; cook 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is blended. Add peppers, Parmesan and pesto; stir. Cook 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta. Add to cream cheese sauce; toss to coat.

Substitute

Substitute 1-1/2 cups roasted red pepper strips for the fresh red pepper strips.

Special Extra

For more intense flavor, stir in 1 Tbsp. lemon zest or 1/2 cup pitted dry-cured olives, along with the peppers, Parmesan and pesto.

Food Facts

Pesto is an uncooked sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, pignoli (pine nuts), Parmesan or Pecorino cheese and olive oil. This classic, fresh-tasting sauce originated in Italy and is a favorite on pasta and chicken dishes. Look for prepared pesto in either the refrigerated aisle of your supermarket, with the sauces and dressings in the produce aisle or with the jarred pasta sauces in the grocery aisle.

Servings

  • 4 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 570
Total fat 20g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 450mg
Carbohydrate 53g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 9g
Protein 41g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 40 %DV
Vitamin C 45 %DV
Calcium 30 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was not to sure how good it would be because of some of the ratings. I was not to sure how good it would be because of some of the ratings. But it was so good. And my husband is such a picky eater and even he loved it! My 1yr old loved it too. The only thing I did different was I used fettuccine pasta, Not angel hair pasta. And I used olive oil and I cooked the red peppers by them selfs an then added them to the sauce and chicken. I also used 3 breast and more pasta. Only advice is do not take the pasta out of the water till your ready to mix it in with the sauce. I took it out early an it started to get dry so I remade some more. Once again we loved it!
Date published: 2009-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I RATED THIS RECIPE VERY HIGH, BECAUSE MY HUSBAND AND GRAND-KIDS LOVED IT. I RATED THIS RECIPE VERY HIGH, BECAUSE MY HUSBAND AND GRAND-KIDS LOVED IT. WE ENJOY THESE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PASTA RECIPES, PLUS IT'S VERY COLORFUL WITH ALL THE INGREDIENTS MIXED UP. MY DAUGHTERS ENJOY GETTING NEW RECIPES FOR PASTA TYPE MEALS, BECAUSE MY GRAND-KIDS LOVE PASTA. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME RATE THIS RECIPE. OH, BY THE WAY, I'M SO GLAD THAT I GOT SIGNED UP TO RECIEVE THESE RECIPES, ALL OF THEM THAT I'VE TRIED HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD. AGAIN, THANK YOU ( CONWAY FAN )
Date published: 2007-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from After reading that this recipe was bland, I jazzed it up when I made it. After reading that this recipe was bland, I jazzed it up when I made it. I chopped one small onion, and sauteed it with some garlic and a package of fresh sliced mushrooms. I set that aside, then used some seasoning salt on the chicken when I cooked it. I combined the chicken with the onion mixture in the skillet before adding the cream cheese and milk, then added an extra 1/4 cup of parmesan to the given amount. My husband and I loved it! I would definitely make it again this way!
Date published: 2007-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This recipe was pretty good, but I won't make it again. This recipe was pretty good, but I won't make it again. Basically, because I can use a pre-made Alfredo sauce and add pesto to it and it would be much easier. Definitely add spices to your chicken as it is cooking. Also, I agree with the user that said angel hair was too-light of a pasta for Alfredo sauce. I used bow-tie pasta because it's fun for the kiddies! Also, I felt that the red peppers were competing with the Alfredo. They don't really compliment each other...
Date published: 2008-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was easy to make and follow. This was easy to make and follow. I wish that I had known that the sauce was supposed to be watery. I thought I ruined it somehow, but once you add the pasta the sauce is soaked into the pasta and it was perfect! LOL. Should've watched the video, right? When I make this the next time, I will follow some of the suggestions from other reviewers to give the sauce some kick. It was a little bland, but that's ok, you can always add more seasoning after you've tasted it.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I'd make this recipe again but with modifications. I'd make this recipe again but with modifications. We love pesto, so we kicked up the amount of pesto in the recipe to match our taste. I also updated what ingredients I'd use - we used shrimp, asparagus and black olives and topped it with Parmesan cheese. Shrimp is already cooked, so it just needs to be warmed into the dish at the last minute. I cut the asparagus into bite size pieces and and partially cooked it in the microwave before adding it to the dish.
Date published: 2007-11-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I thought this sounded a little bland for us so I sauted my chopped red pepper, onion, mushrooms and... I thought this sounded a little bland for us so I sauted my chopped red pepper, onion, mushrooms and garlic first in a skillet sprayed with cooking oil. After these got soft I added a little chicken broth and a little cream cheese. Then at the end I added some things I always keep handy in my freezer. Cooked cubed chicken breast, cooked whole wheat pasta and frozen broccoli cuts. I added pepper at the end too. It was good and it was quick.
Date published: 2007-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from IT WAS VERY GOOD. IT WAS VERY GOOD. IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT CAN BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME AND LET SIT FOR AWHILE. IT NEEDS TO BE EATEN ONCE IT IS DONE OTHERWISE ALL THE LIQUID DRIES UP. MY FAMILY WASN'T QUITE READY TO SIT DOWN AND EAT SO I HAD TO ADD A LITTLE BIT OF MILK TO IT WHEN I REHEATED IT. BUT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS QUICK AND EASY TO FIX, I HAD EVERYTHING NEEDED ON HAND, AND IT WAS REALLY GOOD. I WILL DEFINITELY MAKE IT AGAIN. THANK YOU.
Date published: 2007-11-14
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