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Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
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  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 12 oz Cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12 oz Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4-1 cup Basil pesto, divided
  • 8 oz Whole-grain pasta of choice
  • Grated parmesan (optional)


  1. In a medium skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and tomatoes; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften. Stir in 1/4 cup of the pesto; toss to coat. Remove pan from heat; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large pot cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Drain pasta; return to pot. If pasta appears dry, gradually add reserved water and toss to coat until moist.
  3. Add remaining pesto; toss to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  4. Top pasta with chicken mixture, and serve with grated Parmesan.