Spicy Chicken Brown Rice Pasta with Raw Mint Walnut Pesto!

You’re only 25-minutes away from a gourmet healthy & delicious recipe! Check out this Spicy Chicken Brown Rice Pasta with Raw Mint Walnut Pesto recipe submitted by Tasty25 contributor Amber Constant of New Orleans, Louisiana; this balanced & wholesome meal feeds 3 adults, and touts a mere 348 calories per serving! It will make a great lunch or dinner for you and/or your family, and the food presentation is even dashing enough to consider preparing it for a romantic candlelit dinner with a significant other! Make sure to share your thoughts with everyone by leaving a rating & comment below, and we hope you enjoy. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

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Every recipe has a story! Amber shared hers with us: “I really LOVE the raw mint pesto on this dish; the flavors blend so amazingly! Additionally, feel free to garnish the dish with black sesame seeds and/or hemp seeds for added taste & food presentation.” –Amber

 

CALORIE COUNT: 348 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 312 grams.

 

What you need:

 

Ingredients for Pasta & Pasta Sauce:

1/2 Package of brown rice pasta

1/2 Large white onion (Chopped)

2 Cloves fresh garlic (Chopped)

2 Cup tomato basil pasta sauce

1 Cup shredded chicken (*You can buy a small rotisserie chicken from your grocery store for this.)

1 Cup cherry tomatoes

1 Tsp. paprika

1 Tsp. cayenne

2 Tbsp. chopped basil

1 Tbsp. parsley

Ingredients for Raw Mint Pesto:

1/4 Cup fresh mint

1/4 Cup fresh green kale

1/4 Cup raw walnuts

1/4 Cup fresh parmesan

2 Tsp. fresh lemon juice

1/8 Tsp. sea salt

Black pepper. (As desired)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serves 2-3 adults.)

  1. Follow the cooking directions on your package of Brown Rice Pasta. (Have your pasta cooking while you prepare the pasta sauce & raw mint pesto.)

  2. Next, take the grapeseed oil & chopped onions, and place them in a medium-sized stovepan over medium heat; Cook onions until softened, for about 5-7 minutes.

  3. Add in the fresh minced garlic, and cook until it becomes aromatic. (About 1 min.)

  4. Toss in the shredded chicken, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped fresno peppers, a dash of black pepper, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

  5. To complete the sauce, add in your tomato basil pasta sauce, along with the spices & herbs; Turn down your heat to medium-low, and cook everything for 3 minutes.

  6. Next, take the cooked brown rice pasta, and mix evenly with your pasta sauce.

  7. For the raw mint pesto, take all of your ingredients and blend them together into a food processor/blender until well incorporated; serve the pasta onto a plate, and then top your pesto onto the pasta (as shown in the picture).

  8. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Amber for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

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