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Creamy chicken & green bean pesto pasta

Creamy chicken & green bean pesto pasta

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Grab some Italian pesto and greens from your storecupboard and rustle up this pot - penne or fusilli work well

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal593
fat28g
saturates10g
carbs56g
sugars5g
fibre3g
protein29g
low insalt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 400g pasta shapes
  • 250g green bean, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 large ready-roasted chicken breasts, shredded
  • 5 tbsp pesto
  • 3 tbsp double cream
  • handful parmesan, grated, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook pasta following pack instructions, adding green beans for the final 6 mins of cooking time. Drain and reserve a few tbsps of the cooking water.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large frying pan. Add spring onions and cook for 1-2 mins until soft, then set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Add the shredded chicken in the pan and heat through. Stir through pesto and cream. Pop pasta and beans in with the chicken mix and stir to coat, adding a little of the cooking water. Season and sprinkle with Parmesan.

Goes well with

Recipe from August 2012, August 2012

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Rating: 5 out of 5.68 ratings
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