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Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Medley Packets

Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Medley Packets

43 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
28 Min(s) Cook
Tantalize their taste buds without too much trouble using our Pesto Chicken and Veggies Medley Packets. Pesto Chicken and Veggies Medley Packets are ready in under 45 minutes and made in cooking foil packets for an easy cleanup. Simple, tasty and quick, they're perfect for weekday menus.
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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
2 tsp. lemon zest
1-1/3 cups instant brown rice, uncooked
1-1/3 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (13-3/4 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, quartered
1/2 lb. fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, cut in half
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb.)
2 Tbsp. sliced fresh basil
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 400°F.
2
Mix cream cheese, pesto sauce and lemon zest until blended.
3
Spoon 1/3 cup rice onto center of each of 4 large sheets heavy-duty foil sprayed with cooking spray. Turn up sides of foil; slowly pour 1/3 cup broth over rice on each foil sheet. Top evenly with vegetables, chicken, cream cheese mixture and Parmesan. Fold foil to make 4 packets.
4
Place packets in single layer on baking sheet.
5
Bake 25 to 28 min. or until chicken is done (165°F). Remove packets from oven; let stand 2 min. Cut slits in foil to release steam before carefully opening each packet. Sprinkle with basil.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
Prepare as directed, using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese.
Tip 2
How to Use the Remaining Cream Cheese
Mix remaining cream cheese with 1/2 cup TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa for a delicious dip to serve with fresh vegetables or tortilla chips.
Tip 3
How to Use the Remaining Pesto Sauce
Spread remaining pesto sauce onto French bread baguette slices, then top with your favorite shredded or sliced KRAFT Cheese. Broil until cheese is melted.
Nutrition
Calories
580
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g
40%
Saturated Fat 12g
60%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 110mg
37%
Sodium 1330mg
58%
Total Carbohydrates 41g
15%
Dietary Fiber 5g
18%
Sugars 4g
8%
Protein 36g
72%
Vitamin A
80%
Vitamin C
25%
Calcium
25%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
4 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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