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Chicken with pesto pasta

9
7
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
25 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Use up leftover cooked chicken to make this super easy pesto pasta with creamy ricotta and spinach.

Ingredients

dry wholemeal pasta

250 g, casarecce or spiral

reduced-fat ricotta cheese

100 g

basil pesto

1½ tbs

cooked skinless chicken breast

500 g, chopped

baby spinach leaves

150 g

fresh basil

2 tbs, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta following packet instructions. Drain, reserving ¼ cup (60ml) pasta cooking liquid. Return pasta to pan.
  2. Add ricotta, pesto and reserved cooking liquid to pasta. Stir until cheese melts and pasta is coated. Add chicken, spinach and basil and stir until spinach has wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

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