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Creamy Pesto Chicken & Bow Ties

Creamy Pesto Chicken & Bow Ties
  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 40 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 650 1 serving

On-hand ingredients like cream of chicken soup, pasta and prepared pesto sauce combine with chicken to make a mouthwatering dinner that's on the table in 40 minutes.

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $10.96

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup or 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 ounces (about 3 cups) farfalle (bow tie) pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  • Step 1

    Season the chicken as desired.  Heat the butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until well browned, stirring often.

  • Step 2

    Stir the soup, pesto sauce and milk in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Stir in the farfalle and cook until the mixture is hot.  Season to taste and stir in the tomatoes before serving.

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  • AMAZING!!!

    Bobcatsmom
    January 8, 2020

    Made this tonite and all I can say is AMAZING!! very simple to make and tasted awesome. I added some shredded parmesan cheese to it at the end for extra kick.

  • If you love pesto, you'll love this!

    Rhiannon12866
    September 9, 2015

    The first time I made this, the family couldn't get enough of it! I usually double the recipe, have used half and half instead of the milk and added even more pesto. The changes I've made are to bake the seasoned chicken breasts in the oven and have baked the whole pasta-chicken-pesto mixture in the oven after adding mozzarella cheese chunks to it and shredded mozzarella on top. I sometimes add steamed broccoli and/or sautéed mushrooms. Rigatoni works well in this recipe as well.

  • best dish I have ever made

    chefsteph
    April 9, 2015

    this dish is one of my husbands and mine favorite dish. it is so easy to make and it taste awesome. This is my go to meal when I can't find anything else to make, if I love it in my home, you will love it in yours.

  • I made it the tried my tweaks

    LISA P.
    July 22, 2020

    I sauteed 1lb of cremini mushrooms with garlic used a can of golden mushroom soup, pesto and at the end added spinach and halved marzano cherry tomatoes you can use chicken,beef,pork shrimp or no meat at all made witb campinelli noodles other wisw fantastic insperation. If you use beef there is a beefy mushroom soup. I didn't use meat this time wanted a side dish and left over lunches. Also I used pecorino Romano to top make sure you reserve maybe a little more than 1/2 cup of pasta water under cook pasta 2 minutes put sauce water in 4 at pan add pasta back continue cooking stirring constantly to finish cooking pasta to aldente. Then add cheese once plated Mangia enjoy. .

  • A Family Favorite!

    Emily P.
    July 14, 2020

    We are a family of 3 and I double this every time I make it! It reheats well and is a HIT. For the basil pesto, I definitely use more than the recipe calls for. Barilla has tubs in the refrigerated section that I used and I don't even measure it. I think the tub is about double what the recipe calls for and I use the whole thing. I have used jarred basil pesto, as well, and it is delicious either way. The recipe I got off the can years ago didn't call for tomatoes, but that is a great idea for an addition! An easy, quick, no-fail recipe that is sure to please!

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    Calories 650
    Fat Calories 240
    Total Fat 26.7 g
    Sat. Fat 7.5 g
    Trans Fat 0.2 g
    Sugar 5.64 g
    Vitamin A 90
    Vitamin C 5.1 mg
    Calcium 67 mg
    Iron 2.59 mg
    Potassium 756 mg
    Cholesterol 126 mg
    Sodium 1011 mg
    Total Carb 53.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Protein 41.1 g
    Total Fat %DV 34 %DV
    sat-fat-dv 38 %DV
    Vitamin A 10 %DV
    Vitamin C 6 %DV
    Calcium 5 %DV
    Iron 14 %DV
    Cholesterol 42 %DV
    Total Carb %DV 20 %DV
    Potassium 16 %DV
    Fiber 10 %DV
    added-sugars 0 g
    vitamin-d 0.5 mg
    vitamin-e 0.44 mg
    vitamin-k 3.6 mg
    thiamine 0.531 mg
    riboflavin 0.293 mg
    niacin 17.079 mg
    vitamin-b6 0.122 mg
    folate 154 mg
    vitamin-b12 0.17 mg
    biotin 0 mg
    pantothenic-acid 1.811 mg
    phosphorus 466 mg
    iodine 0 mg
    magnesium 80 mg
    zinc 1.1356428424 mg
    selenium 67.9 mg
    copper 0.188 mg
    manganese 0.915 mg
    chromium 0 mg
    molybdenum 0 mg
    chloride 0 mg
    choline 0 mg
    Sodium %DV 1011.097483 mg
    added-sugars-dv 0 %DV
    Vitamin D 3 %DV
    Vitamin E 3 %DV
    Vitamin K 3 %DV
    Thiamin 44 %DV
    Riboflavin 23 %DV
    Niacin 107 %DV
    Vitamin B6 7 %DV
    folate-dv 39 %DV
    Vitamin B12 7 %DV
    Biotin 0 %DV
    Panthothenic Acid 36 %DV
    Phosphorus 37 %DV
    Iodine 0 %DV
    Magnesium 19 %DV
    Zinc 10 %DV
    Selenium 123 %DV
    copper-dv 21 %DV
    Manganese 40 %DV
    Chromium 0 %DV
    Molybdenum 0 %DV
    chloride-dv 0 %DV
    choline-dv 0 %DV
    Calories 573
    Fat Calories 190
    Total Fat 21.3 g
    Sat. Fat 6.3 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Vitamin A 0
    Vitamin C 5.1 mg
    Calcium 60.9 mg
    Iron 2.47 mg
    Potassium 0 mg
    Cholesterol 120 mg
    Sodium 488 mg
    Total Carb 48.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Protein 39.9 g
    Total Fat %DV 30 %DV
    sat-fat-dv 30 %DV
    Vitamin A 0 %DV
    Vitamin C 8 %DV
    Calcium 6 %DV
    Iron 10 %DV
    Cholesterol 40 %DV
    Total Carb %DV 15 %DV
    Potassium 0 %DV
    Fiber 10 %DV
    added-sugars 0 g
    vitamin-d 0.5 mg
    vitamin-e 0.44 mg
    vitamin-k 3.6 mg
    thiamine 0.531 mg
    riboflavin 0.293 mg
    niacin 17.079 mg
    vitamin-b6 0.122 mg
    folate 154 mg
    vitamin-b12 0.17 mg
    biotin 0 mg
    pantothenic-acid 1.811 mg
    phosphorus 466 mg
    iodine 0 mg
    magnesium 80 mg
    zinc 1.1356428424 mg
    selenium 67.9 mg
    copper 0.188 mg
    manganese 0.915 mg
    chromium 0 mg
    molybdenum 0 mg
    chloride 0 mg
    choline 0 mg
    Sodium %DV 1011.097483 mg
    added-sugars-dv 0 %DV
    Vitamin D 3 %DV
    Vitamin E 3 %DV
    Vitamin K 3 %DV
    Thiamin 44 %DV
    Riboflavin 23 %DV
    Niacin 107 %DV
    Vitamin B6 7 %DV
    folate-dv 39 %DV
    Vitamin B12 7 %DV
    Biotin 0 %DV
    Panthothenic Acid 36 %DV
    Phosphorus 37 %DV
    Iodine 0 %DV
    Magnesium 19 %DV
    Zinc 10 %DV
    Selenium 123 %DV
    copper-dv 21 %DV
    Manganese 40 %DV
    Chromium 0 %DV
    Molybdenum 0 %DV
    chloride-dv 0 %DV
    choline-dv 0 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.