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Chicken and Cilantro Pesto Pasta

East meets West in this pasta dish. The pesto is made with cilantro instead of basil and the chicken is prepared satay-style with peanut butter and red chili sauce.

Ingredients
Serves:
Directions
20 mins Prep time 30 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
30 mins Cook time
  • Place cilantro, Asiago cheese, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper in food processor or blender; cover. Process just until smooth. With machine running, gradually add 1/3 cup of the oil. Process until well blended and smooth. Set aside. Mix peanut butter, chili sauce and soy sauce in small bowl until well blended. Set aside.

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add bell pepper; cook and stir 2 minutes longer or until chicken is cooked through and bell pepper is tender-crisp. Add peanut butter mixture; cook and stir 1 minute.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain well. Place in large serving bowl. Add cilantro pesto; toss to coat well. Spoon chicken over pasta. Toss gently before serving.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 433Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 632mgProtein: 26g
  • Total Fat: 21gFiber: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 35g

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