Source: Parents Magazine

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a food processor, combine the basil, olive oil, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, walnuts, garlic, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Puree until smooth.

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

  • Add the chicken and 6 Tbs. of the pesto to the warm pasta. Toss to coat. If needed, stir in up to 1/2 cup reserved cooking water to moisten. Heat through. Top with additional cheese.

Nutrition Facts

518 calories; fat 16g; cholesterol 46mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 68g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 3g; protein 24g; vitamin a 929.5IU; vitamin c 3.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 5.6mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 19.5mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 421mg; potassium 262mg; calcium 88mg; iron 0.9mg.
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