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Chicken Pesto Pasta With Peas and Baby Portabellas

Total Time - 30 minutes / Makes 4 Servings

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare chicken through step 2 - 15 minutes
  • Prepare mushroom and peas, complete chicken and serve - 15 minutes  

Chicken Pesto Pasta With Peas and Baby Portabellas

Chicken Pesto Pasta

5–6 sprigs fresh parsley
6–8 fresh basil leaves
1 (16-ounce) bag frozen cavatelli pasta
1 tablespoon garlic butter
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons basil pesto
1/4 cup reduced-fat milk
1 (10-ounce) package refrigerated cooked chicken strips
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese


1. Fill large saucepan 1/2 full of water. Cover and bring to a boil on high for pasta. Rinse herbs and remove any tough stems; chop coarsely.
2. Stir pasta into boiling water. Boil 8–10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tender.
3. Drain pasta. Return empty saucepan to stove; reduce to medium. Place butter and flour in pan; cook 1 minute, stirring often. Stir in pesto, milk, and chicken; cook 1–2 minutes, stirring often, or until fully heated. Remove from heat; stir in pasta, herbs, and cheese. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 489kcal; FAT 11g; CHOL 73mg; SODIUM 710mg; CARB 64g; FIBER 7g; PROTEIN 34g; VIT A 4%; VIT C 5%; CALC 9%; IRON 15%

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Peas and Baby Portabellas

1 (10-ounce) box frozen green peas
1 tablespoon garlic butter
8 ounces pre-sliced baby portabella mushrooms (rinsed)
1 teaspoon seasoned salt


1. Place peas in microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH 4 minutes to defrost.
2. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Add butter; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms and cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often, until mushrooms begin to brown slightly.
3. Stir in peas and seasoned salt; reduce to medium, cover, and cook 3–5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tender. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 94kcal; FAT 3g; CHOL 5mg; SODIUM 487mg; CARB 13g; FIBER 4g; PROTEIN 5g; VIT A 12%; VIT C 21%; CALC 2%; IRON 8%

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Add to your grocery list 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp garlic butter
Add to your grocery list 1/4 cup reduced-fat milk

Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp basil pesto
Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp flour
Add to your grocery list 1 tsp seasoned salt

Add to your grocery list 1 (16-oz) bag cavatelli pasta
Add to your grocery list 1 (10-oz) box peas

Add to your grocery list 1 (10-oz) package refrigerated cooked chicken strips

Add to your grocery list 8 medium leaves fresh basil
Add to your grocery list 5 sprigs fresh parsley
Add to your grocery list 1 (8-oz) package sliced baby portabella mushrooms

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Utensils & Cookware

  • large saucepan with lid
  • large sauté pan with lid
  • microwave-safe bowl with lid
  • food chopper (or knife/cutting board)
  • colander, cooking spoons
  • measuring utensils
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Aprons Advice

For a kid-friendly meal, cut chicken into bite-size pieces before adding to pan.
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