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

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
    625
  • Carbohydrates
    50g
  • Fat
    27g
  • Protein
    48g
  • Sodium
    1733mg

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 slightly tender, 1-2 minutes. Carefully remove from microwave and stir flour into broccoli until no dry flour remains. Add cream base, cream cheese, ¼ cup water, garlic salt, and a pinch of salt and 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 from microwave. 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 tray with foil and place on baking sheet. Bake in hot oven until slightly tender, 5-7 minutes. Carefully remove from oven and stir flour into broccoli until no dry flour remains. Add cream base, cream cheese, ¼ cup water, garlic salt, and a pinch of salt and pepper and stir to combine. Stir in pasta and chicken. Cover with foil and bake again on baking sheet until heated through, 14-16 minutes. Carefully remove from oven. Stir in lemon juice and pesto, and garnish with Parmesan. Bon appétit!

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