Rating: 4 stars
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  • 1 star values: 2

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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Recipe Summary

20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

672 calories; fat 35g; cholesterol 93mg; saturated fat 7g; carbohydrates 53g; insoluble fiber 3g; protein 37g; vitamin a 971.8IU; vitamin c 118.1mg; sodium 857mg; calcium 232.2mg; iron 4.5mg.