Spinach Basil Pesto Summer Pasta Salad With Chicken

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16Ingredients
45Minutes
450Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 box Barilla Plus Penne Pasta (with Flax)
  • 9 ounces fresh spinach (package of, rinsed and drained)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 basil leaves (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 4 cloves garlic (add more if you love garlic)
  • 3 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (omit if you are watching your sodium)
  • 1 medium zucchini (cut in half lengthwise)
  • 1 squash (medium, cut in half lengthwise)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • pasta
  • vegetable
  • spinach
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    Directions

    1. Preheat the Grill; grill chicken breast until for about 15 to 20 minutes on low to medium heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 170°F with a meat thermometer. When cool, cut into 1 inch cubes. Set aside.
    2. Cook pasta according to package directions in a 4-qt sauce pan. Drain and rinse under cold running water using a large colander.
    3. Meanwhile, cut zucchini and squash in half lengthwise using a crinkle cutter; cut into ¼ inch thick slices. Put cherry tomatoes on a skewer; spray vegetables with cooking spray; add salt and pepper to taste. Grill until vegetables are tender and crisp for about 6 to 8 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling using tongs.
    4. In a food processor add olive oil, yogurt, Parmesan cheese, spinach, basil, garlic, and seasonings. Blend until smooth and creamy for about one minute.
    5. In a serving bowl add the cooked pasta, grilled vegetables, grilled chicken breast and spinach basil pesto mix; mix will. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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    NutritionView More

    450Calories
    Sodium11% DV260mg
    Fat17% DV11g
    Protein51% DV26g
    Carbs20% DV61g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories450Calories from Fat100
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat11g17%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol40mg13%
    Sodium260mg11%
    Potassium870mg25%
    Protein26g51%
    Calories from Fat100
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate61g20%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Sugars6g12%
    Vitamin A100%
    Vitamin C40%
    Calcium20%
    Iron20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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