Pesto Pasta with Chicken, Zucchini & Peppers

Ready in
40 min
Pesto can be used as a pasta sauce, dipping sauce for steamed vegetables or alongside grilled steaks, chicken, fish, or pork chops.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

20 min

Cooking Time

20 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


1 pkg Penne Pasta whole wheat
1 Clove Garlic
0.25 cup Sun-dried tomatoes
1 cup Fresh Basil
0.5 cup Flat leaf parsley
3 tbsp Becel® Salt-Free margarine
2 cups Fresh zucchini chopped
1.5 cups Red Bell Pepper sliced, or/and yellow bell peppers
2 cups Cooked chicken cut up


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt; drain and keep warm.
  2. Process garlic in food processor or blender until finely chopped. Add sun-dried tomatoes, basil and parsley; process until blended. Add 2 Tbsp (30 mL) Becel® Salt-Free margarine and process until blended.
  3. Melt remaining 1 Tbsp (15 mL) Becel® Salt-Free margarine in large nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook zucchini, stirring frequently, 2 minutes. Add red peppers and cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes.
  4. Toss hot pasta with basil pesto, vegetables and chicken.

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