Pesto Chicken Alfredo

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Pesto Chicken Alfredo

Pesto Chicken Alfredo

I wanted a creamy pesto sauce for my pasta and chicken, but I didn’t want it to be too heavy.  I’m quite happy with the results.   The whole family enjoyed it.

Pesto Chicken Alfredo
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chicken
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb package fettuccini noodles
  • 1½ Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lb chicken, cubed into bite size pieces
  • 1 (14 oz) can low sodium chicken broth
  • 1½ Tbsp flour
  • 8 oz ⅓ less fat cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp prepared pesto (you can add more if you want a stronger flavor)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink inside.
  3. Set chicken aside and keep warm.
  4. Cook pasta as directed.
  5. Meanwhile, combine chicken broth and flour in a medium saucepan.
  6. Add cream cheese, parmesan cheese and prepared pesto.
  7. Cook 2-4 minutes until sauce thickens a little.
  8. Stir with a whisk to prevent burning on the bottom.
  9. Add cooked chicken to the sauce.
  10. Mix cooked pasta with the sauce and serve.

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