Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta with Broccoli

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Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta takes advantage of a few store-bought shortcuts for a quick, easy and flavorful stovetop dinner! Toss tender pasta, rotisserie chicken, and fresh broccoli in a creamy pesto sauce that's seasoned with garlic and Parmesan cheese. A sprinkling of rich, toasted pecans is the perfect finishing touch on this simple 30-minute meal. Serve it with a side of crusty garlic bread or a French baguette to soak up any extra sauce!

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1/2 lb. dry penne pasta
1 c broccoli florets
3 T salted butter
2 cloves garlic
1/2 c chicken broth
1/2 c heavy cream
2 T homemade or store-bought pesto
1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 c cooked shredded chicken
1/4 c chopped toasted pecans
  • Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water for 1 minute less than al dente, according to package instructions (that was about 10 minutes total for my box of penne). During the final 2 minutes...
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Nutritions

Calories
1182

Sodium
1410mg
58% DV

Fat
82g
127% DV

Protein
74g
148% DV

Carbs
14g
4% DV

Fiber
7g
30% DV

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