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Chicken Pesto Penne

Chicken Pesto Penne

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  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This Chicken Pesto Penne Pasta is healthier than the average creamy pasta dish and is packed with fresh ingredients like tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms.


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  • 1 lb. Organic Chicken Breasts
  • 5 oz. Grape tomatoes
  • 2 cup Chopped White Onions
  • 4 oz White Mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 5 Basil leaf
  • 2 tbsp Shaved Parmesan Cheese
  • 8 oz Whole Wheat/Grain Penne pasta
  • 5 oz Baby spinach
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup Basil Pesto
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt


  1. Begin by boiling the pasta for 7 minutes. Strain and set to the side.
  2. Butterfly each chicken breasts. Season both sides of chicken with paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pre-heat large cooking pan to medium heat. Add chicken to pan and cook 4 minutes on each side. Once  cooked, cut chicken breasts into medium slices lengthwise.
  4. Pre-heat a large cooking pot to medium heat, add butter and minced garlic, mushrooms and onions stirring occasionally. Add white wine and chicken broth then allow to cook for a few minutes.
  5. Add grated Parmesan cheese, heavy cream, garlic powder, black pepper and sea salt then stir and cook lowering heat to medium/low heat.
  6. Add pasta, spinach and pesto into the pot and fold ingredients together and cook for a few minutes then lower heat to simmer. Slice grape tomatoes into halves and at to pot.
  7. Serve pasta dish in a bowl and top off with shaved Parmesan cheese and basil leaves


When you butterfly your chicken breast, it cooks more evenly throughout.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 498
  • Fat: 20.5g