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Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pesto Pasta

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This creamy chicken and broccoli pesto is inspired and slightly tweaked from one of their featured recipes! It's a bright, colorful good for you pasta dish that has perfect pasta, shredded chicken, broccoli pesto, and just a touch of creaminess! This creamy chicken broccoli pesto is a great way to get my kids to eat their greens, and as they gobbled it down they had no idea they were eating broccoli! Oh yeah, I am doing the happy dance! It's the little things in life! :-)

2 1/2 cups broccoli florets
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb bow tie pasta
1 small bunch of basil
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
2 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese-grated
4 ounces of cream cheese-softened
3 cups chicken-cooked and shredded
Cook chicken until done, shred with a fork, set aside. Steam broccoli, and cook pasta until al dente. Set aside. In a food processor (I use a Ninja) add the garlic, oil, basil, lemon zest, red pepper...
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Nutritions

Calories
6586

Sodium
6378mg
265% DV

Fat
635g
977% DV

Protein
123g
247% DV

Carbs
25g
8% DV

Fiber
16g
66% DV
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