Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Recipes

One-Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta with Asparagus

6 servings

servings

30 minutes

total time

Ingredients

8 ounces whole-wheat penne

1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

1 (7 ounce) container refrigerated basil pesto

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground pepper

1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)

Small fresh basil leaves for garnish

Directions

Cook pasta in a large pot according to package directions. Add asparagus to the pot during the final 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.

Return the pasta mixture to the pot; stir in chicken, pesto, salt and pepper. Stir in the reserved cooking water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach desired consistency. Transfer the mixture to a serving dish; sprinkle with Parmesan and garnish with basil, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving Size

-

Calories

422 kcal

Total Fat

18 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat

-

Cholesterol

70 mg

Sodium

714 mg

Total Carbohydrate

32 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

4 g

Protein

31 g

6 servings

servings

30 minutes

total time
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