Citrus Chicken with Effortless Summer Pesto & ZENB Rotini


PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 13 minutes

TOTAL TIME 23 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 435g
Servings: 4

Calories: 750

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat36g46%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Dietary Fiber13g46%
Total Sugar6g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 183mg 15%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 952mg 20%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


While chicken and pesto is a classic pasta combination, this ZENB Rotini Pasta recipe features a citrus flavor for a navel orange that you are sure to love. While you enjoy this dish you will also be enjoying a good source of protein and a good source of fiber, while staying low in cholesterol.


  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Rotini Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 4 thin-sliced boneless chicken breasts (1 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 1 small lemon, zested, juiced
  • 1 navel orange, zested, peeled, thinly sliced, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup prepared Effortless Summer Pesto
  • cracked black pepper



Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Drain.


Meanwhile, season chicken with salt, pepper and citrus zest. Heat oil in large deep skillet on medium-high heat until shimmering. Cook chicken 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to clean plate; keep warm.


Add garlic and stock to skillet. Bring mixture to a boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Reduce heat to medium; stir in pasta and lemon juice. Mix gently 1-2 minutes until heated through. Remove pan from heat; stir in pesto. Serve pasta and chicken garnished with quartered orange slices and cracked black pepper.

Tasty Tips

Thin-sliced boneless chicken breasts are also sometimes labeled as “cutlets” in the meat department. Thin or pounded chicken breasts brown quickly and evenly.

Substitute raw colossal shrimp (13/15 count), peeled and deveined, for the chicken.

When time is limited, substitute purchased pesto for the Effortless Summer Pesto.

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