Recipes and Cooking Pesto Penne with Deli-Roasted Chicken 4.1 (35) 2 Reviews This healthy pasta salad is ready in a snap with the use of deli-roasted chicken -- it's perfect for a party or a potluck. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 6, 2013 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounce dried penne, mostaccioli, or bow tie pasta (4 cups) 2 cup broccoli florets 1 7 ounce container purchased basil pesto (about 3/4 cup) 2 ½ cup coarsely chopped deli-roasted chicken (about 12 ounces) 1 7 ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained and cut into strips ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (1 ounce) Finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional) ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper Directions Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Return drained pasta and broccoli to saucepan. In a small bowl combine pesto and the reserved 1/2 cup pasta water. Add chicken, roasted peppers, and the pesto mixture to pasta in saucepan. Stir gently to mix. Cook over medium heat until heated through. Stir in the 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Divide the pasta mixture among warm serving bowls. If desired, top with additional Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with black pepper and serve immediately. Blaine Moats Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 672 Calories 35g Fat 53g Carbs 37g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 672 % Daily Value * Total Fat 35g 45% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 93mg 31% Sodium 857mg 37% Total Carbohydrate 53g 19% Protein 37g Vitamin C 118.1mg 591% Calcium 232.2mg 18% Iron 4.5mg 25% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.