Fast & Fresh

Creamy Lemon Pesto Chicken Penne with Broccoli

no prep, quick cook

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 4 oz. Broccoli Florets
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Basil Pesto
  • Info
    8 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 8 oz. Fully Cooked Pulled Chicken Breast
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Info
    1 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • Info
    ¼ oz. Flour
  • 0.28 oz. Lemon Juice

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
    630
  • Carbohydrates
    50g
  • Fat
    27g
  • Protein
    48g
  • Sodium
    1590mg

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. Break broccoli into bite-sized pieces, if desired. Add broccoli and 1 Tbsp. water to provided tray. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave until broccoli is slightly tender, 1-2 minutes. Carefully remove tray from microwave. Stir in flour until no dry flour remains. Add cream base, cream cheese, 1/4 cup water, garlic salt, and a pinch of pepper and stir to combine. Stir in pasta and chicken. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave again until heated through, 5-7 minutes. Carefully remove tray from microwave. To serve, stir in lemon juice and pesto and garnish with Parmesan. 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. Break broccoli into bite-sized pieces, if desired. Add broccoli and 1 Tbsp. water to provided tray. Cover with foil and place on baking sheet. Bake covered in hot oven until broccoli is slightly tender, 5-7 minutes. Carefully remove tray from oven. Stir in flour until no dry flour remains. Add cream base, cream cheese, 1/4 cup water, garlic salt, and a pinch of pepper and stir to combine. Stir in pasta and chicken. Cover with foil again and place tray on baking sheet. Bake covered in hot oven until heated through, 14-16 minutes. Carefully remove from oven. To serve, stir in lemon juice and pesto, and garnish with Parmesan. Bon appétit!

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