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Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Medley Packets
Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Medley Packets

Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Medley Packets

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Cook Minutes 43 Min
Prep : 15 Min Cook: 28 Min
Tantalize their taste buds with little to no effort with these Pesto Chicken and Veggies Medley Packets. Our delicious Pesto Chicken and Veggies Medley Packets can be ready in less than 45 minutes. And the fact that they're baked in foil packets makes cleanup a snap. They're the perfect recipe to prepare on a busy weeknight.
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4 Servings
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
This tool adjusts ingredient amounts only, not method or nutrition information. Additional changes to equipment, baking times, etc. may be needed for recipe success.
125 g (1/2 of 250-g pkg.) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Classico Basil Pesto di Genova
2 tsp. lemon zest
1-1/3 cups instant brown rice, uncooked
1-1/3 cups 25%-less-sodium chicken broth
1 can (14 fl oz/398 mL) artichoke hearts, drained, quartered
1/2 lb. (225 g) fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, cut in half
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb./450 g)
1 cup Cracker Barrel Finely Shredded 100% Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp. sliced fresh basil
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Step 1
Heat oven to 400°F.
Step 2
Mix cream cheese, pesto and lemon zest until blended.
Step 3
Spoon 1/3 cup rice onto centre of each of 4 large sheets heavy-duty foil sprayed with cooking spray. Turn up sides of foil; slowly pour 1/3 cup chicken broth over rice on each foil sheet. Top evenly with vegetables, chicken, cream cheese mixture and Parmesan. Fold foil to make 4 packets.
Step 4
Place packets in single layer on baking sheet.
Step 5
Bake 25 to 28 min. or until chicken is done (165°F). Remove packets from oven; let stand 2 min. Cut slits in foil to release steam before carefully opening each packet. Sprinkle with basil.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Prepare using Philadelphia Light Brick Cream Cheese Spread.
How to Use the Remaining Cream Cheese
Mix remaining cream cheese with 1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa for a delicious dip to serve with fresh vegetables or tortilla chips.
How to Use the Remaining Pesto Sauce
Spread remaining pesto onto baguette slices, then top with your favourite Kraft Shredded or Sliced Cheese. Broil until cheese is melted.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 33 g
Saturated fat 14 g
70 %
Cholesterol 135 mg
Sodium 1400 mg
58 %
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fibre 5 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 46 g
Vitamin A
20 %
Vitamin C
35 %
6 %
20 %
4 servings, 1/4 recipe (381 g) each
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.
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