Pesto Chicken Pasta

Weeknight Chicken Basil Pesto Pasta by Ash's In The Kitchen

Simple 20 minute dinner tonight because today’s been crazy and my tank’s on empty. Pulled a jar of homemade pesto out of the freezer and it was fresh as the day I made it.

  • 2 large Chicken Breasts; cubed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces Ziti Pasta
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 small Onion; chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic; finely minced
  • ½ cup Parmesan; grated
  • 1 Tomato; cored and chopped
  • ½ cup Pesto
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and season chicken with salt and pepper. Sear the chicken on all sides then reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Cook for 5 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of liberally salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until almost al dente; about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Add butter to the hot skillet and add the tomato and onion; sautéing until tender before adding the garlic, chicken, pasta, cheese and pesto. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Looking for a side dish? Try one of these recipes!

Parmesan Herb Garlic Knots Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen
Italian Pasta Salad Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen
Puff Pastry Sweet Onion Tomato Pie Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen

Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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