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Chicken and Fresh Vegetable Penne Pasta Entrée with Cilantro Parsley Pesto

Updated on February 27, 2016

Chicken and Fresh Vegetable Penne Pasta Entrée with Pesto

Chicken and Fresh Vegetable Penne Pasta Entrée
Chicken and Fresh Vegetable Penne Pasta Entrée | Source

What's for supper tonight?


This is a daily question and concern for most of us. A bit of fore-thought must go into the planning especially if thawing things from one's freezer and wishing to utilize that ingredient later in the day.

Even if stopping by a grocery store on the way home to pick up last minute items, a plan for using them is well advised. Otherwise, if tired and hungry after a day's work, one is more likely to be tempted to grab a quick meal at the drive through fast food establishment, or go out to eat.

As we all know, this is probably not the greatest of options for two reasons. Less nutritious and higher calorie food is often served at the fast food emporiums with a few exceptions. And frequent dining out at restaurants takes a toll on our monthly budgets.

Let me show you an easy to prepare quick dinner option that does not take long to prepare and is delicious, nutritious and easy on the budget. This chicken pasta entrée with loads of fresh vegetables paired with a leafy green salad will be sure to please your family members and/or friends that may be stopping by to join you for your nightly meal.


Cilantro Parsley Pesto

Filling the mixing bowl with the fresh ingredients for the pesto.
Filling the mixing bowl with the fresh ingredients for the pesto. | Source
Freshly made cilantro parsley pesto
Freshly made cilantro parsley pesto | Source

Here is another recipe about making homemade pesto in little time. Different ingredients, but just shows how pesto can be made in many variations and to suit e

Cilantro Parsley Pesto


I made the pesto and the pasta dish at the same time, but this pesto recipe could easily be made up ahead of time.


When I make homemade pesto I put what remains after use into small containers with a little extra virgin olive oil over the top and then freeze them. Pesto also keeps well in the refrigerator for a long time and retains its color if kept topped with a little EVOO.


Giada de Laurentiis (one of the celebrity chefs on television) puts her pesto in ice cube trays, and when frozen she puts them into freezer bags pulling out only however many cubes she thinks she will need for recipes. I have yet to try that, but think that it is a good idea.


Pesto can be created from many different ingredients. Most often basil is used along with EVOO, garlic, Parmesan Reggiano cheese, pine nuts or other nuts and seasonings.


For this recipe I filled the Cuisinart mixing bowl with 2 large bunches of cilantro, 1 large bunch of parsley, 3 cloves peeled garlic, 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2/3 cup pecans, 1/3 cup Parmesan Reggiano cheese, salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, plus 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes for some extra spiciness and flavor.


All the fresh herbs did not fit into the bowl at first, so I just processed it a bit and kept adding more as can be seen in the first photo to the right.


I gave it all a whirl in the food processor and walla! I had freshly made pesto!


Ready to cook?


Let's get started!

I would suggest making up your pesto first as I did. If you do not have the time or inclination to make your own homemade pesto, just purchase some ready made pesto at the grocery store. The flavor will be different but equally good.

Penne Pasta

Penne Pasta
Penne Pasta | Source

Ingredients for the Chicken Penne Pasta with Fresh Vegetables (not including the pesto, as those ingredients are listed above.)

  • 1 package Penne Pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1 medium Onion, sliced
  • 8 Mini Peppers, slivered
  • 2 medium Zucchini, sliced in half then cut into pieces...half moon shaped
  • 4 small raw Chicken Fillets, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces Fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • Parmesan Regianno cheese, to taste
  • Garlic powder or fresh minced, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Hot pepper flakes (optional), to taste

Like vegetarian dishes instead?


Note: This can easily be made into a vegetarian dish by simply omitting the chicken and skipping that part of the preparation directions.

Preparation of this Chicken Penne Pasta dish with Vegetables

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Bag of the mini peppers that we like to use.Sliced onionSlivered mini peppersSliced zucchiniSliced mushroomsCubed chicken.Saute onions in the pan with some EVOO.Next add the peppers to the pan.Add the zucchini...Then add the sliced mushrooms.Cook and stir until the veggies are softened.Set aside in a dish.Add the chicken pieces to the same pan and cook until done.Add the vegetables back into the pan with the chicken.Add dollops of the pesto and stir.
Bag of the mini peppers that we like to use.
Bag of the mini peppers that we like to use. | Source
Sliced onion
Sliced onion | Source
Slivered mini peppers
Slivered mini peppers | Source
Sliced zucchini
Sliced zucchini | Source
Sliced mushrooms
Sliced mushrooms | Source
Cubed chicken.
Cubed chicken. | Source
Saute onions in the pan with some EVOO.
Saute onions in the pan with some EVOO. | Source
Next add the peppers to the pan.
Next add the peppers to the pan. | Source
Add the zucchini...
Add the zucchini... | Source
Then add the sliced mushrooms.
Then add the sliced mushrooms. | Source
Cook and stir until the veggies are softened.
Cook and stir until the veggies are softened. | Source
Set aside in a dish.
Set aside in a dish. | Source
Add the chicken pieces to the same pan and cook until done.
Add the chicken pieces to the same pan and cook until done. | Source
Add the vegetables back into the pan with the chicken.
Add the vegetables back into the pan with the chicken. | Source
Add dollops of the pesto and stir.
Add dollops of the pesto and stir. | Source

Completed Chicken Penne Pasta dish with vegetables ready to be served!

Adjust the seasonings to your liking and this pasta dish is ready for plating!
Adjust the seasonings to your liking and this pasta dish is ready for plating! | Source

Instructions to make this pasta recipe

  1. Cook your pasta according to package directions keeping it al dente, or slightly undercooked as it will finish cooking in the pan with the rest of the ingredients. Al dente means "to the tooth" which means it is still a bit firm. Drain the pasta saving some of the pasta water for later use, if needed.
  2. Slice your vegetables according to directions.
  3. Wash and pat dry your chicken fillets and cut into cubes.
  4. Start by adding the extra virgin olive oil into the pan and when heated add your sliced onions.
  5. After a minute or two of stirring, add the sliced peppers, followed by the zucchini and mushrooms.
  6. Season to taste and cook until the vegetables have all wilted and softened but still retain some of their bright colors.
  7. Remove the vegetables from the pan and set aside.
  8. Add the diced chicken into the same pan adding a bit more of the oil if needed and sauté until just done. Season at this stage also.
  9. Add the vegetables back into the pan with the chicken and stir.
  10. Add the cooked pasta and some of the Parmesan cheese. Stir and taste. Adjust seasonings. If the pasta dish needs a bit more moisture, add some of the reserved pasta water into the pan a little at a time and combine with all of the ingredients.
  11. Add a few dollops of the fresh pesto. I probably used about 3 tablespoons or so. Use according to your own preference.
  12. When this is nicely mixed and to your liking, serve on heated plates and garnish with a little extra Parmesan Regianno cheese over the top, if desired.
  13. Enjoy!

Cook Time including making the Pesto and boiling the water to cook the Pasta

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves 8 or more people depending upon appetite.

Chicken Penne Pasta Entrée with Vegetables & Cilantro Parsley Pesto

Doesn't this look good?
Doesn't this look good? | Source

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4.9 stars from 12 ratings of Chicken Penne Pasta with Fresh Veggies & Pesto

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See how easy it is to come up with good tasting and delicious meals in an hour or less of preparation and cooking time? With ready made pesto or homemade pesto made ahead of time, the timing of this pasta dish is shaved down to almost half.


No excuses now! Start cooking and enjoy the "oohs and aahs" that come from the people seated at your dinner table.

Bon Appetit!

© 2012 Peggy Woods

Comments are welcomed. Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi thumbi7,

      Nice that you now know how to make your own pesto. It is so easy to make different versions of pasta dishes depending what one has on hand or what a family's food preferences might happen to be. Glad you liked reading this and thanks for the share.

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      I also prepare a slightly different version for my children. Chicken is not cut in cubes in my recipe. I boil chicken breasts and scramble into thin pieces.

      I didn't know how to prepare pesto

      Thanks for this recipe

      Voted up and shared

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      Sorry if reading about this recipe and seeing the photos made you hungry. Perhaps by now you or your daughter have tried this recipe? It is really tasty and flavorful. Appreciate the shares.

      Hope that this is a wonderful day for you with many blessings!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      One thing my family likes is food with lots of flavor and texture. And this fits the bill perfectly. I am pinning this to Awesome HubPages , sharing, and voting up.

      I am also sending my daughter to my Pinterest board to see this.

      I am starving, now!!!

      Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      I agree that it would be fun to meet fellow hubbers in our areas. Thanks for the share and stay warm in your part of Texas. It is certainly cold in Houston right now! Brr!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      I've been reading food articles for a while now as I respond to comments and I'm getting pretty hungry. This looks especially good.

      You know, it might be fun for hubbers to plan some potluck get togethers in various regions of the country so we can meet the people behind the photos/names. Everyone could make up a couple of their recipes and bring it to the potluck! Hubbers could attend the potluck in their region, or all of them if so inclined.

      Going to share this delicious looking recipe with followers. We are going to get down to 17 F. tonight with 25 mph winds. I've been dreading tonight for several days now. Hope you will be in a nice warm place!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello lurii,

      I have never used ketchup in pasta sauces but I do use tomatoes and tomato sauces...so it is probably a bit similar. Ketchup is a bit sweeter however. Glad you liked the sound of this recipe even with no ketchup. :)

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      Iurii 4 years ago

      yummy!! this looks so good! and yes, it is very japanese. i guess here in the sattes they don't normally use ketchup in pasta sauce ~ they should though right?! have a great week-end my friend & thanks for sharing this ;)xo ~ kristina

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Glad you liked this Au fait. Thanks for the pin.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Stopped in to pin this yummy dish to my "Soups, Salads, & Casseroles" board! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Always Optimist,

      This is really a pretty simple dish to prepare especially if one has the pesto already made or purchased. I'll bet that your cousin would be happy to give you a few cooking lessons if you are interested in learning how to cook. I guess that I was lucky. I learned much of what I know by watching and then helping my mother in the kitchen. Thanks for your 5 star rating and votes + comment.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      This really is a delicious and simple to prepare meal. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      Always Optimist 4 years ago from India

      This looks a very good recipe. Even though my cousin is very good cook but I can not cook to save my life but I do like eating. I am going to vote it up, 5 stars and awesome.

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Looks fabulous! Must try! Voted up and awesome! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Bishop55,

      I need to make it again sometime soon as well. It truly is a delicious pasta meal. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Indian Chef,

      So glad that I shared just how easy it is to make pesto since you cannot find it in your markets. Happy that you found this pasta recipe to your liking. Appreciate the 5 star rating and the share.

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      Rebecca 4 years ago from USA

      I can't wait to try this!

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      I really loved the way you demonstrated how to make pesto at home as we do not get this in market here. Also loved the way you made pasta. Voted 5 stars and shared

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      We really like this recipe and obviously it can be easily altered to suit one's taste or depending upon which vegetables you might have on hand to substitute which would be an easy thing to do. I just planted some yellow crook neck squash in the garden so if it is a successful crop I would switch it in place of the zucchini in this recipe. I am also growing an assortment of different kinds of peppers this year. Thanks for the pin!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Hi Peggy have to pin this so I can add it into my recipes I like.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi beingwell,

      Eggplant, especially the Chinese eggplants...the long skinny ones...would be good in this. We love eating eggplant! Had some just last night as a matter of fact. Thanks for your comment and the share. Enjoy this delicious pasta meal with the pesto seasonings. :)

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Nice recipe! I'm doing this one. Will add eggplants, too. Yuuummm!!! Thanks peggy! Shared!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi RTalloni,

      Am sure you can substitute something different for the cheese. Not quite sure what would be similar to Parmesan Regianno in taste and texture that does not come from cows...but a cheese monger should be able to advise you. Of course you could always use a different type of dressing in place of the pesto. Good luck. Let me know what you came up with if you decide to make this recipe. Am sure others would be interested as well. Thanks!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      This recipe looks wonderful and I can try it if I change out the cow's milk cheese. Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello girishpuri,

      Nice to know that you like the sound and appearance of this pasta entree recipe. Thanks for your comment.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      This looks so tasty, i just can't resist, nice recipe, thanks

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Eddy,

      Nice to know that you will be trying this recipe. Please do report back how you liked it. Thanks! :)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Mmm oh yes another for my ever-expanding rcipe book .

      Thanks for sharing and I shall let you know how I get on.

      Eddy.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      I also like eating leftover pasta meals...so you are not alone in that liking. Nice to know that you like the sound of this recipe. Thanks for the votes, 5 star rating and the share. Appreciate it! :)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This looks really yummy and I haven't had any breakfast yet. I often like leftover pasta casseroles for breakfast heated or cold and I've been that way since I was a kid. I love that it includes so many vegetables which are my favorite foods.

      Voted you up, UA, gave you a star, and will share!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello pstraubie48,

      If only I could...this chicken and vegetable pasta with the pesto would be on its way to you. As it is...you will just have to make it for yourself one of these days. :) Thanks for your comment and the share.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Peggy,

      My mouth is watering. I have not had dinner. This looks like something I would love a bowl of right now. Can you send me some quickly?? I am bookmarking and sharing. Fabulous.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi kashmir56,

      If you like quick and easy pasta dishes, you are sure to like this one with the chicken, vegetables and pesto. Enjoy! Thanks for your comment, vote + share.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      WOW this is such a awesome recipe and so easy to prepare, I love pasta dishes so i will give this a try ! Well Done !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Carol,

      Happy to hear that you will be enjoying this pasta entree with the chicken and pesto. Any kind of pesto would be good but we enjoyed the slightly different taste of the cilantro and parsley. Appreciate your comment.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Sounds really good to me.. Will put this in my arsenal of great new recipes. Thanks for sharing and a vote UP.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi alocsin,

      The pesto still has a bit of a crunch because of the other nuts utilized, but a few extra pine nuts would be a nice addition to this Penne pasta meal. Certainly couldn't hurt! Traditional pesto has pine nuts combined into it. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I can't believe I missed this when it first came out, since it contains two of my favorite foods: penne and pesto. As usual, the pictures add so much to the instructions. I'd like to suggest a few pine nuts for some crunch. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Brett,

      Hope you can find the ingredients. This pasta dish is so simple to make and really tasty. Of course other types of pesto could be substituted if you can't find the cilantro. Good luck! Thanks for your comment, votes and the share.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Looks delicious, only wish that I had come across it earlier in the day ... guess it will be a takeaway option for me tonight. I love pasta dishes, so if I can find the ingredients over here, I may give this a go.

      Up, useful and sharing.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vespawoolf,

      Your idea of using whole wheat pasta would make this dish even more wholesome. We often use it and I like the flavor. Having the homemade pesto frozen and ready to use in different dishes does make it convenient. The cilantro gave it a different but delicious flavor twist. Thanks for your comment.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      This sounds so delicious, and I like the idea of freezing the ingredients ahead of time. I haven't made pesto in ages and your use of cilantro would be both yummy and nutritious. I plan to try this with whole wheat pasta. Thanks so much!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Just Ask Susan,

      It not only looks good...it IS GOOD! :)) Thanks for your comment on this penne pasta entree.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow this look so good!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi teaches12345,

      I also liked that storage tip from Giada and will have to try it the next time I make some homemade pesto. Glad to hear you liked this page design as well as the recipe. Thanks for your comment.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You have a great recipe page design and it is quite interesting. I think the ice cube pesto idea is worthwhile and will save time. Love the pasta suggestions.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      Pasta meals using fresh ingredients such as this recipe are really easy to assemble and are often palette pleasers. Glad that you liked the pesto recipe. We were together when I bought that large bag of cilantro. Remember? :) After using a bunch of it fresh, I had to do something with the rest of it before much of it would have ended up going on the compost pile. We liked my use of it in this pesto. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi alocsin,

      Glad to be able to share this recipe with you and others. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and place some votes. Enjoy this recipe in good health!

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      Cheryl J. 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Another delicious recipe. I will make this healthy, quick and easy recipe soon. You have given easy instructions to follow when one makes the Pesto. Beautiful photos. Another great hub.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This has all my favorite ingredients, including penne pasta. Sounds delicious. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Om,

      I know what you mean. Looking at all of these food hubs with the current HP contest can make one hungry regardless of one's last meal. Hope to hear that you did enjoy this recipe when you get around to trying it. Thanks for your comment. :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello whonunuwho,

      This pasta dish can certainly be deemed healthy with the array of vegetables and the pesto "dressing." With or without the low fat chicken, hope you enjoy it when you first decide to follow this recipe. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi ChristyWrites,

      Glad that this Chicken and Penne Pasta Entree with fresh vegetables and pesto will be landing on your dinner table in the near future. It is so easy and obviously the vegetables can be varied according to what you readily have on hand as well as the pesto recipe being altered to taste or other ingredients that you also have. Have fun experimenting with this recipe or use it just as it is written. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello North Wind,

      If you have never tasted pesto, you are in for a flavor treat! You will have to try some soon...the traditional one or a variation. The fresh herbs and other ingredients add so much flavor to a dish! Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      This pasta recipe sounds really awesome, Peggy. Your photos have made me quite hungry even though I just ate! I guess I'll have to try this recipe soon :)

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      This sounds very delicious. I really enjoy chicken and pasta dishes and appreciate the healthy cuisine.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The Pesto part of this hub alone makes it worth the vote up! Oh, the challenge of deciding what to have for dinner - you provide one great answer here!

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      North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now)

      Hi Peggy W,

      Actually, I do not know if I like pesto having never tasted it. Since I absolutely love all types of pasta, I am weary about what I put on it because I always want to make certain that I will thoroughly enjoy my pasta dish..... but your pictures look soooooo good I do not think I will be disappointed!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

      It is delicious...perhaps even better than it looks! Are you ready to try your hand at cooking this? :) Appreciate your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      Carbo loading approaching midnight is probably not the best thing unless you are running a marathon at 3 o'clock in the morning. Haha! Glad that you liked the sound of this recipe. Thanks for your comment, vote and the share.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Debbie,

      Enjoy this easy to make pasta entree. It is delicious and nutritious. Appreciate your comment.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, if it tastes half as good as it looks then this is delicious.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Kelley,

      Thanks for the 5 star rating on this recipe using chicken, pasta, fresh vegetables and pesto. It really is a palate pleaser!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Angela,

      So kind of you to be sharing this recipe with your friends and followers. As to authoring a cookbook, I never gave it much thought. Will keep publishing recipes here and if the feedback is as good as yours, I might consider it in the future. In the interim...keep reading! Thanks!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I know better than to read your recipes at night! It's 11:15, and I want to cook up some pasta! This looks so good, I could eat a big serving right now. I do love pasta in any shape or form. Great Hub. I voted it up, and will share!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      OK Now I know what I am making for dinner tomorrow night.. this looks wonderful.. I .love pasta.. thank you so much for sharing..

      sharing

      Debbie

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Oh Peggy this looks so delicious! Gave it 5 stars. The pictures are amazing. Yum! Kelley

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      When is you cook book coming out? I love this. I will share this on twitter, with hub followers, facebook and google+.