Chicken Pesto Pasta

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Chicken Pesto Pasta

A Comforting Meal

Chicken Pesto Pasta is a beloved dish in our household, especially for my daughter, Haley. It’s a recipe that has stood the test of time with my family, and we’ve been enjoying it for many years. Not only is it delicious and satisfying, but it’s also incredibly easy to make, perfect for busy weeknights when you want a comforting meal without the fuss.

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Easy Dinner Idea

To start, cook your pasta according to the package instructions, making sure to reserve some pasta water. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook the chicken until it’s no longer pink.

In the same skillet, with the heat turned off, add halved grape tomatoes, cooked pasta, and a jar of pesto. Stir everything together, adding a bit of pasta water to loosen the sauce if needed. Finally, add fresh mozzarella pearls for a creamy and cheesy finish.

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Ingredients for Chicken Pesto Pasta

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1TBSP olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes
  • 1 jar of pesto (about 6oz)
  • 8oz package of fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 1 box of pasta (I like protein bowtie pasta)

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions, reserve ½ cup of pasta water
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat
  3. Pat chicken dry and season on both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  4. Add oil to skillet and cook the chicken until no longer pink, 2-3 minutes per side
  5. Wash and dry tomatoes, then slice in half
  6. Once the chicken is cooked, turn off the heat but leave the pan on the stove
  7. Add the pasta, pesto, and tomatoes
  8. Stir, add some pasta water if needed to thin the pesto
  9. Finally, add the mozzarella pearls and serve
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Great for Meal Prep

This Chicken Pesto Pasta is a crowd-pleaser but also perfect lunchtime meal prep.  Simply prepare the dish as instructed and divide it into meal prep containers for a delicious lunch all week long.  It’s a simple yet flavorful dish that’s sure to become a favorite in your household too.

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Chicken Pesto Pasta

Not only is my Chicken Pesto Pasta delicious and satisfying, but it's also incredibly easy to make, perfect for busy weeknights when you want a comforting meal without the fuss.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 jar pesto about 6oz
  • 8 oz package of fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 1 box of pasta I like protein bowtie pasta

Instructions
 

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions, reserve ½ cup of pasta water
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat
  • Pat chicken dry and season on both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • Add oil to skillet and cook the chicken until no longer pink, 2-3 minutes per side
  • Wash and dry tomatoes, then slice in half
  • Once the chicken is cooked, turn off the heat but leave the pan on the stove
  • Add the pasta, pesto, and tomatoes
  • Stir, add some pasta water if needed to thin the pesto
  • Finally, add the mozzarella pearls and serve

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Kitchen Gadgets can be found on the SHOP page of my website www.injamieskitchen.com Easy chicken dinner perfect for weeknights. Chicken pesto pasta with tomatoes and mozzarella. It’s sort of like a chicken caprese pasta. Call it what you will, its a delicious dinner that you can whip up in no time! #easychickendinner #chickenrecipesfordinner #quickandeasydinners #quickdinnerideas #chickendinnerideas

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Keyword Fan Favorite, High Protein, Insanely Easy, Insanely Easy Dinner, Meal Prep, One Pot Meals

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