Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Chicken Recipe

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Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Chicken Recipe

So easy and very tasty. Use store-bought pesto or your own homemade variety.


How To Make Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Chicken

A simple and easy recipe that lends itself well to customization! A decadent pesto pasta base with sun-dried tomatoes for that heavenly combination of flavors, then add to that a juicy piece of chicken breast and you're left with a perfect meal.

Prep: 35 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 1 hr
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 box penne pasta , or any small shape
  • 4 tbsp pesto
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup parmesan, grated
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup pasta water
  • 1 cup basil, chopped

Instructions

  1. Put pasta water up to boil with some salt to flavor the water.
  2. Cook pasta according to box instructions.
  3. Be sure to reserve ¼ cup of pasta water before draining the noodles.

  4. While the pasta cooks, in a small fry pan, heat olive oil and cook chicken breast until cooked through.
  5. You may also choose to use leftover cooked chicken instead.
  6. When pasta is ready, combine all ingredients and stir well.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 3g
  • :
  • Calcium: 116mg
  • Calories: 196kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 358mg
  • Protein: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 291mg
  • Vitamin A: 728IU
  • Vitamin C: 4mg
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