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Chicken Pesto Pasta

roasted red bell peppers, parmesan
4.2 stars
(1331 reviews)
  • No-Antibiotic Poultry
A simple dish with bold flavors. Gemelli pasta is cooked al dente and tossed with diced grilled chicken breast and a fresh basil pesto. Each portion is garnished with a dollop of sweet roasted red bell peppers, tender pine nuts, a drizzle of sherry vinegar, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Munchery sources poultry raised without antibiotics—it’s better for the birds and it’s better for you. We’re excited to feature poultry from Mary’s Chickens in this dish.
Ingredients
  • Pasta
  • Chicken breast
  • Canola Oil
  • Arugula
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Lemon juice
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Pine nuts
  • Sherry wine vinegar
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black pepper
Nutrition
Servings Per Container: 1.0
Amount Per Serving*
Calories 900
Total Fat 60g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 135mg
Sodium 1380mg
Total Carbs 52g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 42g
*Our nutrition data includes all sauces, dressings, condiments, and garnishes included with a dish. If you have specific concerns about sodium, fat, or overall calories, know that we often serve these items on the side so you can add them to taste or leave them out, if you like.

What People Are Saying

5 Stars
Delicious combination! Will definitely order again.
3 Stars
Pretty bland
1 Stars
Oily
5 Stars
A simple pesto dish, but it always seems to be just what I want that evening. The chicken chunks are perhaps a little too chunky at times.
3 Stars
Chicken is way too dry. Pasta was delicious.
1 Stars
I am extremely disappointed with this dish. It was really late arriving by at least 45 minutes. The chicken looks like deli chicken breast,the portion size looks like it might fill up a child and there was not tomatoes as indicated in the picture.
1 Stars
Container had very little good in it, much less than usual portion.
3 Stars
More cheese
3 Stars
Probably healthy, but otherwise tasteless.
3 Stars
It was bland.
4 Stars
A nice meal.
3 Stars
Not enough pesto taste; in fact quite bland. Portion size was small as well.
4 Stars
A little bland. Needed more salt. Even after cheese was added.
3 Stars
Needs more flavor and zip!
3 Stars
Not enough pesto this time. Pasta was kind of dry. It was still tasty though.
3 Stars
Too small for an entree
1 Stars
Not quality pesto
2 Stars
Total disappointment this week!! The chopped up chicken was an unfortunate choice - it was so dry. Compared to previous versions of this dish, it was relatively tasteless. Huge bummer!
4 Stars
Kids loved it! 2 kids shared
3 Stars
Chicken dry
2 Stars
Needs more pesto! Too bland.
3 Stars
Unhappy with how the pesto sauce leaked all over everything in the bag. Otherwise, a yummy dish and a generous portion.
3 Stars
This use to have much more pesto
4 Stars
Really tasty pesto. Chicken was kind of tough but overall was great
4 Stars
Was very good, chicken was a little firm had the flavor of a rotisserie type chicken which was a good flavor for me was very fresh and good
3 Stars
Chicken was a little dry
1 Stars
forgot to put the pesto in. it happens.
3 Stars
This use to have more pesto...
2 Stars
Very bland chicken, and hardly any pesto on pasta
2 Stars
I and my kids like this pasta so we ordered a couple of time. However 4/14 ordered one was obviously less pesto source. It didn't look like pesto pasta at all. Of course it didn't taste as good as usual.
5 Stars
Great
3 Stars
The chicken was dry and tough.
3 Stars
Thought it was rather bland - would like more pesto!
1 Stars
The dish was on the drier side. Needed more pesto as it lacked color. Salt was needed to bring the flavor out.
3 Stars
Very plain tasting, would not order again
2 Stars
Pesto sauce was essentially non existent.
3 Stars
0nly two pieces of chicken and no pine nuts
3 Stars
This dish tastes good but chef needs to reduce sodium, 51% of daily allowance.
3 Stars
More pesto is needed
2 Stars
Was very bland. Didn't taste like pesto at all.
2 Stars
Blah and small portion
1 Stars
Found a piece of tape in the meal
5 Stars
This was creamy and perfect. Not over salted. Perfect pasta texture. Great pesto. Thank you Chef Raymond. ! This will be a frequent reorder in this family.
1 Stars
There was no pesto. Just pasta chicken and cheese
2 Stars
More oil, than pesto. Small portion. Pasta well cooked.
4 Stars
Great taste! Would have loved whole grain pasta
3 Stars
Not enough pesto, plain taste
5 Stars
Pasta cooked just right, very good!
1 Stars
Avg review is 4+ stars, so maybe a bad batch? We thought this was awful. It was so dull and flavorless. Canned pesto from safeway has 5x the flavor. Pine nuts & peppers added nothing. Dry chicken. I am no snob. I enjoy cereal for dinner.
5 Stars
Very enjoyable meal. Well put together so it was tasty.
3 Stars
Kinda bland
5 Stars
Delicious!
4 Stars
Always a good pasta dish. The last time I had this, I really thought it could use more pesto flavor and this time, I found the same. It's somewhat skimpy on the taste. More pesto taste please.
4 Stars
The pesto sauce and the pasta was very good but some of the chicken was indelible and very chewy. This needs to be improved asap there is no reason the chicken shouldn't be cooked and prepared well.
5 Stars
Absolutely delicious!
4 Stars
I order this dish quite often. This time, it was a bit greasy. But will continue ordering it.
3 Stars
Too many pine nuts. Well balanced dish.
5 Stars
Very good.
2 Stars
Pasta was Wonderful. Loved the whole pine nuts. 8 small bites of chicken, was too few!! The other Chicken Pesto Pasta, by this Chef, had more chicken and it was more moist, possibly because it was not pre-cut into small bites.
5 Stars
Amazing!
3 Stars
A little less oil and a little more pesto
3 Stars
We ordered the pasta two days in a row first day it was fine but the second day it was very oily!! My husband got a stomach ache from eating the second day one and he ate the first day one too but was fine...
2 Stars
Food was very bland, the pesto was lacking flavor.
5 Stars
Chicken was perfect.
5 Stars
This is a very tasty entree.
1 Stars
Horrible pesto. Tastes like it was made without a food processor. Not enough cheese. Way to much oil. Nuts go in the processor. Awful!
5 Stars
OMG!!! Sooooooo good. Love this dish.
3 Stars
Pasta was great but the chicken was dry
3 Stars
OK, but the chicken was a bit dry, and the dish is a little bland. Competent, just nothing special.
1 Stars
The taste was fine but unfortunately theres was a piece of what seem like the plastic piece from a clothing price tag that i almost swallowed in the dish. Have photo for proof.
4 Stars
Filling and tasty! This one usually makes for a good two light meals, definitely a winner.
5 Stars
Excellent Don't change a thing
2 Stars
Chicken portions great, but pasta and pesto too dry.
5 Stars
Delicious combination of flavors and enough food for two meals. Perfect for the lighter fare during the hot weather -- though I hope this is not a seasonal dish. I will order it whenever it's available.
3 Stars
HUGE portion and pesto was good, but pasta was very overcooked (mushy) and chicken was on the dry side.
5 Stars
Excellent dish - great sauce and plenty of chicken.
1 Stars
The chicken on the pasta was chewy and inedible.
4 Stars
Pasta was great but chicken was very dry and hard to eat. Ended up just having the pasta :)
3 Stars
This dish had roasted pepper instead of traditional sun-dried-tomato. Yum! Pasta was a bit mushy and the chicken could've used seasoning. The pesto was very good. It tasted almost creamy. The pine nuts were nice and it was served with ample parmesan.
1 Stars
The pasta we got (penne) was seriously overcooked - mushy! Even the kids commented on it. The chunks of chicken were enormous and very dry. The pesto sauce was average.
5 Stars
Great tasting. Large chicken chunks.
3 Stars
Chicken was tough.
5 Stars
Excellent! Served it at meals four times.
5 Stars
Amazing!!! Incredible flavor and pasta cooked perfectly!!
5 Stars
Delicious!
4 Stars
Great flavor, large portion. Very greasy-- oil pooled at the bottom of the container.