Savory Pesto Chicken and Pasta



Savory Pesto Chicken and Pasta

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Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of basil pesto sauce
  • 8 ounces of penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the penne pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side or until they are cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Remove them from the skillet and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing them into strips.
  4. In the same skillet, add minced garlic and pine nuts. Cook for a couple of minutes until the garlic is fragrant and the pine nuts are lightly toasted.
  5. Stir in the basil pesto sauce and cooked pasta. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through.
  6. Finally, add the sliced chicken back to the skillet and stir to combine everything. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  7. Serve the Savory Pesto Chicken and Pasta hot, garnished with fresh basil leaves if desired.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

This Savory Pesto Chicken and Pasta recipe is a delightful combination of tender chicken, al dente pasta, and a flavorful basil pesto sauce. It’s a quick and easy dish that’s perfect for busy weeknights or special occasions. The creamy pesto sauce coats the pasta and chicken beautifully, while the pine nuts add a delightful crunch. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top for an extra layer of richness. This dish is sure to become a family favorite!

Nutrition: Calories 430 | Total Fat 23g | Saturated Fat 5g | Cholesterol 77mg | Sodium 624mg | Total Carbohydrate 30g | Dietary Fiber 3g | Sugars 2g | Protein 28g

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