Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

with Steamed Broccoli

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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

Cook some of the chicken separately with a dash of cream and a pinch of salt. Mix with their share of the cooked pasta.

Pro tip

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

This delicious pasta is easy to customize to suit everyone's taste.

Cooking Time: 20 min

Cals 865 · Prot 59.8 · Carbs 77 · Fat 36.4

Ingredients

Number of people

Pasta

Penne pasta 200.00 Grams

Sauce

Chicken breast 400.00 Grams
Brown onion 1.00 Pieces
Garlic cloves 2.00 Pieces
Zucchini small 2.00 Pieces
Olive oil 1.00 Tbsp
Salt 0.25 Tsp
Green pesto 40.00 Grams
Cream cheese 60.00 Grams
Water 120.00 ML
Chicken stock cube 0.50 Pieces
Black pepper 0.50 Tsp

To serve

Broccoli 200.00 Grams
Parmesan 40.00 Grams
Fresh basil 15.00 Grams

This delicious pasta is easy to customize to suit everyone's taste.

Cooking Time: 20 min

Cals 865 · Prot 59.8 · Carbs 77 · Fat 36.4

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.

photo

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.

photo

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

Cook some of the chicken separately with a dash of cream and a pinch of salt. Mix with their share of the cooked pasta.

Pro tip

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

Ingredients

Number of people

Pasta

Penne pasta 200.00 Grams

Sauce

Chicken breast 400.00 Grams
Brown onion 1.00 Pieces
Garlic cloves 2.00 Pieces
Zucchini small 2.00 Pieces
Olive oil 1.00 Tbsp
Salt 0.25 Tsp
Green pesto 40.00 Grams
Cream cheese 60.00 Grams
Water 120.00 ML
Chicken stock cube 0.50 Pieces
Black pepper 0.50 Tsp

To serve

Broccoli 200.00 Grams
Parmesan 40.00 Grams
Fresh basil 15.00 Grams
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