Recipe by Kristin
"Easy and delicious pasta with chicken. Serve with crusty bread and salad for a quick dinner. Use as much or as little pesto sauce as you like. Using homemade pesto will taste even better, but it adds to prep time. Enjoy!"
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1 (16 ounce) package
bow tie pasta
boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
crushed red pepper flakes to taste
oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and cut into strips
My husband & I really liked this simple pasta dish. I was hungry for something with pesto. I made my own for this; my recipe produced about a cup of pesto and I ended up using it all; 1/2c didn't seem like enough. I'm not used to using crushed red pepper flakes so wasn't certain how much to add; did about 1/4 tsp and it was just right; might do slightly more next time. Sprinkled parmesan and toasted pine nuts on top of each serving. YUMMO! Thanks so much, Kristin! (My pesto recipe: 1/2c evoo, 1c fresh basil leaves, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2c toasted pine nuts, 1/2c parmesan; blend all together in blender or food processor.)
I always want to rate the recipe as it is presented. I believe the amount of pesto sauce should be doubled/tripled. With that being said, I made my own pesto sauce and it was wonderful. Great idea to add chicken & sundried tomatoes.
I have made this so many times! People ALWAYS will ask you for the recipe! The pesto sauce I use (classico brand) has tons of garlic, so I don't add any extra. Using bowties is a good idea, the sauce sticks good to this shape. The sundried tomatoes in oil are the best, chopped small, with a little extra drizzle of the oil. Adding fresh parmesan makes it happen! Makes lots, cause it gets gobbled up!
This is a good recipe.... I made a few modifications - I used 16 dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes instead of oil-packed (soaked them in boiling water for 3-5 minutes and then coarsely chopped) and added a handful of toasted pine nuts (omitted red pepper flakes though). Very easy and tasty. I used half of a 270mL basil Classico pesto, if that helps anyone. :)
This was so delicious and easy to make! My husband and two year old loved it. I used the olive oil from the sundried tomatoes to cook the chicken in which gave it a great flavor. Next time I will add more sundried tomatoes and some roasted pine nuts too.
Quick and easy to prepare! I cannot wait to make this again. Definiately throw a few toasted pine nuts on top of the dish as well as some shredded fresh parmesan. I have also made this with chicken tortellini and it was also excellent.
I made this recipe last night, and both my husband and I really enjoyed it. As others, I made a few changes - I used the oil from the sundried tomatoes, and I know I used more than 1 teaspoon, more like a couple of tablespoons - next time, I think I will saute in some chicken broth to cut the fat . I also added some slice crimini mushrooms, some sliced roasted red peppers, more sundried tomatoes, and a sprinkle of parmesan. After the chicken and mushrooms were cooked, I tossed in the sundried tomatoes and red peppers, then tossed in the cooked whole wheat rotini pasta and the pesto, while keeping the pan on low. Tossing in a bowl would have been nicer presentation, but it was just the two of us, so I had one less bowl to wash. I have never been a pesto fan, but I liked this. It was not the best, as in 5 stars, but real close, It was relatively quick and easy to make and I will definitely make it again.
I have often made a different pesto/pasta/chicken recipe from this site and enjoyed it. I thought that I would try this out to compare. I think it beat out the competition because my husband went for seconds (he NEVER does) and my 3 & 5 year old both told me that it was very good. I followed the recipe for the most part except I added 4 chicken breasts instead of 2 and sauteed the garlic and chicken in 2 tbl of oil from the sundried tomatoes, not olive oil.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pesto Pasta with Chicken
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 91
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