Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

with Steamed Broccoli
Did you know that broccoli contains as much calcium gram per gram as milk?
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Cals 991 · Prot 80 · Carbs 103 · Fat 26
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20 min
Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta with Steamed Broccoli
Did you know that broccoli contains as much calcium gram per gram as milk?
2,452 Reviews
Cals 991 · Prot 80 · Carbs 103 · Fat 26
Family-Friendly
Try Hello Chef Now
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Ingredients
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Pasta
Penne 10*
250 Grams
Sauce
Chicken breast
400 Grams
Brown onion
0.5 Pieces
Garlic cloves
2 Pieces
Small zucchini
2 Pieces
Olive oil
1 Tbsp
Salt
0.5 Tsp
Green pesto 4*
50 Grams
Cream cheese 4*
80 Grams
Water
120 ML
Chicken stock cube 4*5*9*15*
0.5 Pieces
Black pepper
0.5 Tsp
To serve
Broccoli
200 Grams
Parmesan 4*
30 Grams
Fresh basil
15 Grams

Allergens

*10 Wheat, *4 Milk, *5 Eggs, *9 Soya, *15 Celery
Due to production methods, we cannot guarantee our products are completely free from any allergen such as Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame Seeds, Milk, Egg, Fish, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Soya, Wheat, Gluten, Lupin, Mustard, Sulphur dioxide and Celery.

Before you start

Please wash your hands and rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables prior to cooking.

Instructions

Prep

1 Prep

Slice the chicken into bite-size pieces. Peel and chop the onion. Peel and crush the garlic. Grate the zucchini. Rinse the broccoli and separate it into florets.
Boil pasta

2 Boil pasta

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Once boiling, add the penne and cook for 8-10 min until 'al dente' or cooked to your liking. Drain and reserve a cup of pasta water.
Start sauce

3 Start sauce

Meanwhile, heat a non-stick pan over a medium-low heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, add the onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 5-6 min or until softened. Once softened, add the garlic, zucchini and chicken. Cook for 3 min.
Finish sauce

4 Finish sauce

Add the green pesto, cream cheese, measured water (preferably the pasta cooking water), chicken stock cube and black pepper. Simmer for 5 min, uncovered.
Boil broccoli

5 Boil broccoli

Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. The water should only fill 1/5 of the pot and should not be enough to fully cover the broccoli. Add the broccoli and cover with a lid. Steam for 5 min until tender. Drain.
Combine

6 Combine

Toss the cooked pasta in the chicken sauce. Season to taste. Grate the Parmesan and mix half of it into the pasta. Divide the pasta among plates. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and the remaining Parmesan. Serve the steamed broccoli on the side.
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