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Pasta with Pea Pesto

Serves: 6

2 cups fresh or frozen peas , blanched in boiling water for 30 seconds and shocked in cold water
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 medium garlic cloves
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 1/4 pounds)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. olive oil

8 ounces whole wheat pasta , such as penne or fusilli
  1. For the pesto, combine the peas, Parmesan, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, 2 tablespoons water and salt in a food processor. Blend until the ingredients are combined and form a thick sauce.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Brown the chicken on each side until cooked through, approximately 5 to 6 minutes per side. Cut into 1-inch cubes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Toss together the pasta, pesto and chicken and serve immediately.

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