Creamy Chicken Pesto and Bowtie Pasta Recipe -
Creamy Chicken Pesto and Bowtie Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 22 mins

Creamy Chicken Pesto and Bowtie Pasta

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"Chicken breast pieces, peas, and pepper strips are simmered in a creamy pesto sauce with farfalle pasta and topped with mozzarella cheese in this fast and easy dinner."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    22 mins


  1. Cook and stir chicken in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 5 to 7 min. or until done. Add peas and peppers; cook 2 to 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add cooking creme; cook and stir 2 min.
  3. Stir in pasta; top with mozzarella.
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  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a crisp, mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing.
  • Special Extra: Drizzle lightly with fresh lemon juice just before serving.
  • Prefer a Thinner Consistency?: Add broth or milk 1 Tbsp. at a time up to 4 Tbsp. until desired thickness is achieved.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving (LMPS Mozzarella): 430 calories, 15g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 0.5g trans fat, 110mg cholesterol, 710mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate, 4g dietary fiber, 7g sugars, 38g protein, 40%DV vitamin A, 15%DV vitamin C, 25%DV calcium, 15%DV iron.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving (2% Milk Mozzarella): 430 calories, 15g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 0.5g trans fat, 105mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate, 4g dietary fiber, 7g sugars, 39g protein, 40%DV vitamin A, 15%DV vitamin C, 35%DV calcium, 15%DV iron.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 03, 2012

This was good and I will make it again with only one change. Next time I will add some cream or milk to the recipe to thin out the sauce, it was a little too thick for us!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 22, 2013

Pretty bland...needs other things added to it for me to make again. Deleting from my box.


9 Ratings

Apr 10, 2012

Delicious with almost any of the Philadelphia Cooking Cremes.

Aug 20, 2012

I mixed regular Philly cream cheese and homemade pesto. I also used leftover spaghetti noodles and yellow pepper (omitted peas, not a fan). I added some fresh cold tomatoes at the end...Solid dish.

Jul 16, 2012

This was the easiest recipe I've made. The flavor was excellent and my family loved it. Thanks Philly from a West Philly girl.

Jul 06, 2012

This was really good. I ran out of frozen peas and had to use corn but all other ingredients the same- except I made it meatless. Taste is very good. I have used the Italian Herb Cooking Creme many times before. This was the first time for the pesto and I really liked it. Whole Fam enjoyed, no leftovers.

Jan 12, 2013

Easy to make and very tasty. I will definitely make it again.

Dec 04, 2012

Didn't have all the ingredients to hand, so tried an adaptation: - Used rotini (spiral pasta) instead of farfalle - Used cubes of chicken from a cooked one we had in the fridge - Used tomato and basil cooking creme - Fried a finely chopped small sweet onion with the red pepper strips - Added a dash of dry white wine to make it a little more liquid Other than that, it was identical! It was actually pretty good; it definitely needed that drizzle of lemon juice (which I added without seeing it in the footnotes) - it should be in the main recipe. My wife liked it too - we'd do it again, maybe with a little more white wine.


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