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Creamy Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta

with Parmesan

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 4)

  • 16 oz. Fully Cooked Seasoned Diced Chicken Breast
  • Info
    16 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
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    3 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
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    3 Tbsp. Basil Pesto
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    1 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 2 tsp. Chicken Broth Concentrate
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    500
  • Carbohydrates
    44g
  • Fat
    20g
  • Protein
    37g
  • Sodium
    1190mg

Recipe Steps

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Microwave Instructions

    Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Drain chicken and pat dry.

    Combine tomatoes, cream base, cream cheese, chicken base, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/3 cup water in provided tray. Cream cheese will melt as it heats.

    Microwave uncovered until tomatoes burst and sauce is warmed through, 3-4 minutes.

    Carefully remove tray from microwave. If tomatoes don't burst, gently press to release juices. Stir in chicken, pasta, and half the shredded cheese (reserve remaining for garnish).

    Microwave uncovered until heated through, 1-2 minutes.

    Carefully remove from microwave. Stir in pesto.

    To serve, top with remaining shredded cheese and red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!

  2. 2

    Oven Instructions

    Turn oven on to 375 degrees. Let preheat, at least 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Drain chicken and pat dry.

    Combine tomatoes, cream base, cream cheese, chicken base, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/3 cup water in provided tray. Cream cheese will melt as it bakes.

    Place tray on baking sheet. Bake uncovered in hot oven until tomatoes burst and sauce is warmed through, 10-12 minutes.

    Carefully remove tray from oven. If tomatoes don't burst, gently press to release juices. Stir in chicken, pasta, and half the shredded cheese (reserve remaining for garnish).

    Place tray again on baking sheet. Bake uncovered in hot oven until heated through, 15-20 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven. Stir in pesto.

    To serve, top with remaining shredded cheese and red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!

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