Tomato and Pesto Chicken

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Chicken breasts, simmered in tomato sauce, served with pasta and broccoli tossed with a creamy tomato-pesto sauce

  • 8 ounces dry penne pasta, uncooked (8 oz = 2-1/2 cups)
  • 3 cups small fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (5 oz each)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 cup soft cream cheese spread
  • 1/3 cup refrigerated basil pesto

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and adding broccoli last 2 minutes of cook time.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides. Add undrained tomatoes and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer 8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers (165°F).
  3. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm. Add cream cheese to sauce remaining in skillet; stir until cream cheese is melted completely. Stir in pesto; simmer 2 minutes to thicken slightly. Drain pasta. Add to skillet; mix lightly. Serve chicken with pasta mixture.
Cook's Tips

Pesto can be found with the refrigerated pasta in the grocer's refrigerated section.

Cook's Tips

Pesto can be found with the refrigerated pasta in the grocer's refrigerated section.

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pasta luver May 29, 2014

I love this meal! Sometimes I add different pasta to mix it up or sometimes replace the brocolli with zucchinni.

Shelley November 12, 2013

My family loves this recipe. I love it too because it is easy and very tasty. I use regular block cream cheese instead of soft cream cheese because that is what I have in the house - otherwise I make it just like it says. Great as leftovers, too!

Bassy April 12, 2013

OMG, i try this receip yesterday and i was so proud of myself and my hubby and his family love it too....

Sandie April 10, 2013

I make this recipe often.... just as written. I love Hunt's recipes and my girls love them also... Thank you so much.. This is one of our favorites!!!

Gisselle April 05, 2013

Everybody in my family loves this recipe i don't change a thing it's absolutely delicious LOVE IT!!! Oh and did i mention it's really easy to make???

John February 15, 2013

This is my daughter's favorite! I follow the directions and have never found it bland. I make it at least 4 times a year.