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!

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Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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