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Chicken & pea pesto pasta

QuickMain MealsOther Italian
Serves 4Time 30 minsChicken and Pea Pesto Pasta

A unique pasta dish featuring homemade pesto!

Fat - total 15g 21%
Fat - saturated 3g 11%
Salt 142mg 6%
Protein 30g 59%
Carbs 36g 12%
Sugar 3g 3%
Energy 1663kJ 19%

% based on an adult’s recommended daily intake

Ingredients

  • ( 1 1/2 medium) Lean chicken breast, raw
  • ( 1 2/3 cup) Wheat pasta, dry
  • ( 1 bunch) Fresh basil
  • ( 1 cup) Green peas, frozen then boiled or microwaved, drained
  • ( 4 tbsp) Olive oil
  • ( 1 medium) Brown onion, raw and peeled
  • ( 2 cloves) Raw garlic, peeled
  • ( 6 tsp) White-wine vinegar
  • ( 1/4 tsp) Cooking salt
  • ( 1/2 tsp) Ground black pepper

Method

  1. Boil a large pot of water and cook pasta as per packet instructions.
  2. Crush the garlic and cut the onion into small cubes.
  3. To a large pan, add 30 mL of oil and then cook the onion and garlic until the onions are soft and sweet.
  4. Add the sliced chicken breast to the pan and brown on all sides.
  5. In a pot, boil the peas for five (5) minutes then drain.
  6. In a blender, add the peas, basil, remaining oil, and vinegar. Pulse until it is smooth.
  7. Add the pesto to the chicken and then add the cooked pasta. Stir to coat the pasta in pesto sauce.
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