So simple. Yet, so delicious! Chicken Pesto Pasta is chicken and penne in a basil pesto sauce.
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken pesto pasta, pasta with pesto, pesto pasta
Author: Amanda Finks
8oz.(half a 1 pound box) penne rigate pasta
1lb.boneless skinless chicken breastcut into bite size chunks
1/4tsp.ground black pepper
Cook the pasta according to it’s package directions. Before draining the pasta, reserve 1/4 cup of the starchy cooking liquid.
As the pasta cooks, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add the chicken, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir well to coat the chicken. Cook for 6-8 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Remove the skillet from the heat.
Add the cooked and drained pasta and the pesto to the skillet with the chicken. Stir well.
To loosen up the sauce, add some of the reserved starchy cooking liquid, if needed.