• PLANTERS® Penne with Chicken and Vegetables in Basil Sauce

PLANTERS® Penne with Chicken and Vegetables in Basil Sauce

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(22) 21 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
30
min.
Servings

6 servings, about 1-1/2 cups each

A freshly made walnut-and-basil pesto puts a delicious bistro-style spin on this 30-minute chicken-and-pasta dish.

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  • Cut enough of the basil into thin slices to measure 2 Tbsp.; set aside. Place remaining basil in blender container. Add 1/4 cup of the walnuts, 1/3 cup of the chicken broth and the garlic; cover. Blend 30 to 1 min. or until smooth.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken, broccoli and peppers; cook and stir 5 min. or until chicken is lightly browned. Add remaining 1/3 cup broth; cook an additional 6 to 8 min. or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta. Add to ingredients in skillet along with the basil sauce; stir until well blended. Drizzle with the vinegar; mix lightly. Sprinkle with the reserved sliced basil and remaining 1/4 cup walnuts.

Special Extra

Sprinkle with KRAFT Shredded or Grated Parmesan Cheese just before serving.

Substitute

Prepare as directed, using white balsamic vinegar.

Servings

  • 6 servings, about 1-1/2 cups each

Healthy Living

  • Low sodium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 3 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 2 Meat (L)
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Walnuts add richness and flavor to this delicious low-sodium main dish. As a bonus, the red pepper is both high in vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, about 1-1/2 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 390
% Daily Value
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 105mg
Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Protein 22g
   
Vitamin A 60 %DV
Vitamin C 100 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 20 %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.

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  • Wrsearles | Tue, Sep 4 2012 7:13 PM

    We loved this recipe...but thought it was a bit dry. Next time I'll just use a bit more broth. Prep time 15 minutes?! Maybe if I had a prep chef!

  • dreamin515 | Tue, Jan 27 2009 12:05 PM

    Use less pasta, and add something for extra flavor (crushed red pepper perhaps). The veggies turn out delicous! I added shredded parm cheese on top too. This is definitely a keeper with a few alterations!

  • bgtools | Wed, Jun 18 2008 6:40 PM

    This was easy to make and tasted good. I substituted roasted red peppers in a jar in stead of fresh. Very good, I would make this again.

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