Pesto Chicken Florentine

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Pesto Chicken Florentine

Prep 20 m

Cook 35 m

Ready In 55 m

4 Servings

572 Calories

Description

"Extremely rich combination of chicken, spinach and creamy pesto sauce. Serve with crunchy bread and romaine salad it's the best!"

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Ingredients

  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil

  2. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  3. 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into strips

  4. 2 cups fresh spinach leaves

  5. 1 (4.5 ounce) package dry Alfredo sauce mix

  6. 2 tablespoons pesto

  7. 1 (8 ounce) package dry penne pasta

  8. 1 tablespoon grated Romano cheese

Direction

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, saute for 1 minute; then add chicken and cook for 7 to 8 minutes on each side. When chicken is close to being cooked through (no longer pink inside), add spinach and saute all together for 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, prepare Alfredo sauce according to package directions. When finished, stir in 2 tablespoons pesto; set aside.

  3. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Rinse under cold water and drain.

  4. Add chicken/spinach mixture to pasta, then stir in pesto/Alfredo sauce. Mix well, top with cheese and serve.

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