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Pesto Pasta with Chicken, Zucchini & Peppers

The freshness is palatable on the first spring morning each year. If we turned that moment into a dish, it would be this. Our pesto pasta is bursting with flavour, so you’re sure to go back for seconds!

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  • Cooking time20 min
  • Prep time20 min
  • ServingsPortions 4
recipe image Pesto Pasta with Chicken, Zucchini & Peppers


  • 1 package (375 g.) whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) loosely packed flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 Tbsp. (45 mL) Dairy-free Becel® Plant Butter - Unsalted, divided
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chopped zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) sliced red bell peppers or /and yellow bell peppers
  • 2 cups (500 mL) cut-up cooked chicken

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(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)


  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® Unsalted Plant Butter and process until blended.
  3. Melt remaining 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) Becel® Unsalted Plant Butter 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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