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Little Shells of Green

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Little Shells of Green

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta shells, broccoli, chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 566kcal


  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 4 cup broccoli, florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounce pasta, shapes


  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cup basil, fresh
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Serve With

  • 2 cup grapes


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Season chicken as desired and cook on an indoor or outdoor grill; cover to keep warm.
  • Chop broccoli into bite-size pieces and add to a large zip-lock bag, along with the oil. Seal well and shake to evenly coat.
  • Add broccoli to a baking dish and roast for 15-20 minutes until soft and starting to brown.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to the package directions.
  • For the pesto: add 1/4 cup oil, juice from the lemon, minced garlic, basil, and walnuts to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Serve pasta topped with pesto, broccoli, and sliced chicken; serve grapes on the side.
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Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 74mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g

Natalie Monson

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