Pasta With Chicken Mushroom Pesto Sauce

2016-07-31
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    510
  • Calories From Fat

    190
  • Total Fat

    21g
  • Saturated Fat

    7g
  • Trans Fat

    0g
  • Cholesterol

    70mg
  • Sodium

    100mg
  • Carbohydrates

    50g
  • Dietary Fiber

    3g
  • Sugar

    3g
  • Added Sugar

    0g
  • Protein

    31g
  • Serving Size:

    12 oz. (350 g)

Pasta With Mushroom Pesto Sauce flavors pasta with basil pesto instead of tomato sauce. Although pesto is higher in calories due to the cheese and oil, a little goes a long way.

For some people, pesto made using only basil has too strong a flavor. You can make a bright green pesto using half basil, half parsley or spinach, adjusting the amount of basil too your taste, or reducing the amount of basil.

Pasta With Chicken Mushroom Pesto Sauce is a great recipe for left over chicken or any poultry and it only takes minutes to make.

While one serving has over 500 calories, it also provides 31 grams of protein.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. (115 g) spaghetti or other long pasta
  • 8 oz. (225 g) fresh mushrooms, cleans and sliced
  • 1 tbsp ( 15 ml) butter
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) dry white wine or broth
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 oz. (150 g) cooked chicken breast, cubed or sliced
  • 2 tbsp. (30 ml) red onion, diced or thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) basil pesto
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) grated parmesan cheese

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Bring at least 1 qt/L or water to a rapid boil in a 2 to 3 qt/L pan. Add pasta and cook per manufacturers recommended cooking time until al dente.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat oil and melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushroom and cook, stirring 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and cook, stirring about 1 minute. Add wine or broth, chicken, and bring to a boil. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is hot.

Step 3

Drain pasta (reserve a 1/4 cup of the water) and add to skillet. Toss to coat pasta. Stir in cheese or serve on the side.