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PLANTERS® Penne with Chicken and Vegetables in Basil Sauce

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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.


Prepare as directed, using white balsamic vinegar.


  • 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
Calories 390
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 105mg
Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Protein 22g
% Daily Value
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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