Save Time With This Simple And Delicious Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe!

Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe
Source: 5 Dollar Dinners

Autumn is almost here, and now is a great time to check out some delicious and simple fall recipes. Try this great Chicken Pesto Pasta recipe! It is full of rich, yummy flavors that will have everyone in your family asking for seconds.

Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe Ingredients:

For the pesto:

  • 2 cups of fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 4 cloves of garlic that have been peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil

For the pasta:

  • 1/2 pound of your favorite type of pasta, cooked
  • 1 pound of boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 roma tomatoes that have been diced and sliced
  • 1/4 cupĀ of parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts

Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe Directions:

Create your pesto by placing the basil, walnuts, garlic, salt, and pepper into your food processor or heavy duty blender. Blend them together and then add in the olive oil and parmesan cheese until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. Use a mallet or a hard object to flatten out your chicken breasts to approximately 1/4″ thick and grill for several minutes on each side until they are fully cooked. Alternatively, you could cook them on your stove top. Next, make your pasta according to the directions on the packaging. When the pasta is finished and you are ready to serve your meal, combine the hot pasta with the pesto, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, chopped walnuts, and cooked chicken. Then, dig in!