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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Spinach Pesto Chicken Pasta

This would be a great dish to really make your own.  As I was putting it together I kept thinking of different things I could do to modify it in the future, like adding some cherry tomatoes or bacon.  Maybe topping it with a little extra shredded parmesan.  It's just around 300 calories, so as long as you don't go crazy you can add a few extras and still have it fit into your diet.


    1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
    1 cup fresh spinach
    1/2 cup fresh shredded parmesan
    1 tablespoon garlic powder
    1 tablespoon onion powder
    2 boneless skinless chicke breast, diced
    3 cups cooked spaghetti noodles


    Combine the basil, spinach, parmesan, garlic and onion powders together in a food processor, blend until smooth.
    In a large frying pan, cook the chicken breast until lightly browned. Add the pesto and spaghetti noodles, stir until well mixed. You may have to add a little water so the pesto coats the spaghetti and chicken better (use the water used to cook the pasta).
    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 293.0
    • Total Fat: 4.6 g
    • Cholesterol: 52.2 mg
    • Sodium: 208.2 mg
    • Total Carbs: 35.9 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
    • Protein: 26.7 g



  1. Ummm, this sounds so good and it's a pretty dish.
    Over from Show and Share...and a new follower. :)

  2. OMG this looks amazing!! My hubby would love this! He loves pesto. I am a new follower. If you get the chance link this up over at our party Our readers would love this!

  3. :-) Thank you both for following me. I hope you enjoy this when you make it.

  4. Sounds delicious! Just hopping by from the "Blog Hop Til You Drop", I'm your newest follower =-)
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  5. Looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up on 'Or so she says...', hope to see you again tomorrow for another round of 'Your Great Idea'.

  6. Looks great I'm following you now from Weekend Blog Hop.

  7. Hi Sarah,
    Your spinach Pesto Chicken Pasta looks delicious and I can't wait to give this recipe a try. Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. This sounds delicious! I appreciate the nutritional values posted with it! Thanks so much for linking on busy Monday!