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)
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.
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.
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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