An excellent main dish, especially for chicken lovers!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Cook angel hair pasta in boiling water until al dente. Drain.

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat saute minced garlic in olive oil. Add chopped chicken, cooked and drained pasta, pesto sauce, and mix well.

  • Top with toasted almonds. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

474 calories; 29.8 g total fat; 41 mg cholesterol; 435 mg sodium. 29.5 g carbohydrates; 23.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2005
Very good. I didn't add almonds on top because I didn't have any instead I added some parmesan cheese. Yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2006
I found this recipe to be bland. My kids hated it. It needs salt. My dish turned out mushy. Pasta stayed in tact but dish was oily. My advice is to season the chicken well use less pesto and try penne instead. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2005
Very good. I didn't add almonds on top because I didn't have any instead I added some parmesan cheese. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2005
Very good. I didn't add almonds on top because I didn't have any instead I added some parmesan cheese. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2003
I thought this recipe was great. It was simple and delicious. It's a good recipe for trying pesto the first time. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
This recipe was very easy. I marinated the chicken with italian dressing and olive oil in the morning so the chicken got a nice flavor then in the evening I grilled on my square pan. I also made my own pesto with a recipe from this site called "Easy Pesto". I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2010
A great base for a wonderful meal!! I was looking for a recipe similar to a dish I had at a restaurant and this was pretty close! I sauteed garlic in olive oil cooked chicken in oil removed cooked chicken then added about 3 c. broccoli florets 6 oz. sliced mushrooms and 1 pint cherry tomatoes to the oil. Cooked these for 5 - 7 minutes and combined with chicken pesto & cooked pasta (I used whole wheat pasta). I'll be making this often!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2003
Very good chicken recipe! Easy to make! The kind of recipe I like--just a few ingredients. I would definately make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2010
We loved this. I made the Simple Garlic & Basil Pesto from AR for this. The chicken I just sauteed with a little butter and garlic. It was absolutely to die for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2010
This is a great light and simple meal that is really perfect for summer/spring. We loved the flavors of the dish. For the chicken I marinated breasts in Italian dressing then pan seared in olive oil then threw them in the oven to finish off. The flavors went perfect with the pesto. Next time I will grill the chicken but it started pouring outside when I went to start the grill. I'll be making this again. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2006
This recipe was good. However I did alter it a bit. I added another clove of garlic and some olives. Then I stirred the pesto (Costco brand) into the pan heating it thoroughly. Next I lightly tossed in the pasta. Quickly plate it pour leftover Pesto mixture over the top. To finish it off I topped the recipe with a generous portion of parmesan cheese and toasted pinenuts. Everyone loved it! Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2006
I found this recipe to be bland. My kids hated it. It needs salt. My dish turned out mushy. Pasta stayed in tact but dish was oily. My advice is to season the chicken well use less pesto and try penne instead. Read More
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