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Easy Pesto Chicken Pasta


pesto-pasta-PSEMy son came up with this recipe when I needed a quick dinner after working all day.  He would make this with his roommates at college and it was one of their favorites. I absolutely love pesto and this recipe did not disappoint!  This Pesto Chicken Pasta is not only easy but really quick to make.  What makes this easy is the fact that you can use already made pesto, frozen cooked chicken and whatever pasta you like.  I seriously look for anything lately that will make my life just a little easier!  This makes enough to feed a few hungry college boys or a large hungry family.


Easy Pesto Chicken Pasta
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 (8 oz.) jar Basil Pesto
  • 1 (22 oz.) bag frozen chicken breast strips
  • 1 (1 lb.) box penne pasta (or whatever you like)
  1. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan.
  2. Add the onions, pepper and mushrooms and saute.
  3. Thaw the chicken in the microwave.
  4. Cook the pasta according to package directions and drain.
  5. Add the chicken to the vegetables and heat through.
  6. Add the pasta and jar of pesto and mix well.
  7. Cook until heated completely.
Be creative and add what you like. Sun dried tomatoes would be delicious too!

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