Chicken Pesto Pasta(Recipe)

Oct 2, 2022

Chicken Pesto Pasta (Recipe)


✅ 16 ounces whole wheat pasta (suggested: rotini or penne)

✅ 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

✅ 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (Kasadrinos **FREE Bottle**)

✅ 1/4 cup basil pesto

✅ Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

✅ 3 cloves garlic, minced
✅ Crushed red pepper flakes

✅ 3 tomatoes, diced

✅ Chopped fresh basil, for topping

✅ Grated parmesan, for topping

✅ Optional for serving: 1 cup slice cherry tomatoes (or more if you’d like)


1️⃣ To make the pesto chicken pasta: Coat chicken breasts with basil pesto and kosher salt and pepper, to taste. Heat a large skillet on medium heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and grill chicken until fully cooked, about 5-10 minutes depending on thickness. Slice and set aside.

2️⃣ To the same skillet add minced garlic, a tablespoon pesto (optional), and crushed pepper flakes. Simmer just for a few minutes just to combine flavors. Moisten with reserved pasta water and add Parmesan. When cheese is melted, add in the cooked pasta and toss well. You can also drizzle on a bit of olive oil or add more pesto if you want.

3️⃣ Add in sliced chicken with diced tomatoes and allow to reheat for a couple of minutes. Top the chicken pesto pasta with fresh basil, grated parmesan, black pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil if desired. Enjoy!


Servings : 4
Ready in : 20 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean

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