Pesto Pasta with Chicken & Peas

As demonstrated in the “Home Grown” episode of Live It – June 2017

Watch the episode here.

Related recipes: Basil Pesto, Cilantro Pesto, Parsley Pesto, Oregano Pesto, Pesto Chicken Pizza

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  • 8 oz whole wheat rotini or penne pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ¼ cup pesto*


  1. Cook pasta per package instructions.
  2. When pasta is al dente, add frozen peas to boiling water along with pasta. Cook for about 20 seconds, then drain pasta and peas. Return pasta and peas to the pot and add chicken and pesto. Return to heat for about a minute, or until chicken is heated through.  Serve immediately. 


*We have four delicious pesto recipes available here: Basil Pesto, Cilantro Pesto, Parsley Pesto, Oregano Pesto

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Yield: 4 servings

Calories  305.2

Total Fat  5.8 g

   Saturated Fat  0.8 g

   Polyunsaturated Fat  0.8 g

   Monounsaturated Fat  2.4 g

Cholesterol  27.8 mg

Sodium 104.1 mg

Potassium 147.8 mg

Total Carbohydrate  39.4 g

Dietary Fiber  7.5 g

Sugars 1.9 g

Protein  21.5 g

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit