Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

with Steamed Broccoli
Did you know that broccoli contains as much calcium gram per gram as milk?
Cals 1066 · Prot 68 · Carbs 107 · Fat 36
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20 min
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Did you know that broccoli contains as much calcium gram per gram as milk?
Cals 1066 · Prot 68 · Carbs 107 · Fat 36
Family-Friendly
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Ingredients
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Pasta
Penne
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
50 Grams
Cream cheese
80 Grams
Water
120 ML
Chicken stock cube
0.5 Pieces
Black pepper
0.5 Tsp
To serve
Broccoli
200 Grams
Parmesan
30 Grams
Fresh basil
15 Grams

Tips for fussy eaters

Separate some of the chicken and cook it with a dash of cream and a pinch of salt. Mix with their share of the cooked pasta.

Pro tip

Mix the steamed broccoli into the pasta in step 6, instead of serving it on the side.

Before you start

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

Instructions

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Tips for fussy eaters

Separate some of the chicken and cook it with a dash of cream and a pinch of salt. Mix with their share of the cooked pasta.

Pro tip

Mix the steamed broccoli into the pasta in step 6, instead of serving it on the side.

Allergens

May contain the following items and their products: crustaceans, peanuts, soybeans, cree nuts, sesame seeds, fish, eggs, milk, gluten, celery, mustard, sulphur dioxide and sulphites.

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