Sunday Dinner Idea: Creamy Tomato and Pesto Chicken

Hunt's®
Hunt’s®

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.

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