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Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Sundried tomatoes are a great addition to add flavour and substance to pasta dishes. This chicken, pesto pasta tastes great, is full of goodness (and extra veggies of course!) and is super easy to make. Plus, if you are craving a hearty Italian dish this weekend but don’t want all of the fat and carbs that usually comes with it, this recipe is the perfect choice to finish your weekend right!

sundried tomato pesto pasta

Ingredients

Chicken breast 80g
Mushrooms 80g
Asparagus 80g
Wholemeal pasta (dried weight) 50g
Sun dried tomatoes (washed to remove oil) 20g
Green pesto 15g
Parmesan cheese 15g

Method

  • Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and spray with low kcal oil.
  • Dice the chicken and into the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • Slice the mushrooms and asparagus and add to the pan, along with sundried tomatoes. Cook for a further 5-6 minutes.
  • In a separate pan bring some water to the boil and cook the wholemeal pasta.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain and return to saucepan.
  • Keep on a low heat and add in the cooked vegetables and stir through the pesto.
  • Once the sauce is heated through (2-3 minutes), remove from heat and sprinkle with parmesan to serve.

Nutrition

  • 505 calories
  • 42g carbs
  • 15g Fat
  • 44g Protein

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Sophie Seddon

Sophie Seddon

Writer and expert


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