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Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes (5-ingredients)

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You have to try this Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes to see how delicious and easy it is to make. This dinner takes less than 30 minutes and is absolute perfection. Delicious, healthy, and full of flavor, this is one pasta recipe you have to save.

Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes in a white bowl

Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes

This recipe is one of the easiest dinner ideas. Use store-bought sauce and leftover chicken, this pasta recipe can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. Fast and delicious, this pesto pasta recipe will help you skip the drive-through and have an amazing dinner at home.

Ingredients

  • Cooked chicken- This is a great way to use leftover chicken. You can also use rotisserie chicken too.
  • Rotini pasta- While I love rotini pasta, you can use whatever style pasta you have.
  • Pesto sauce- I am using a store bought pesto sauce but you can use your favorite pesto recipe.
  • Grape tomatoes- Cherry tomatoes will work with this recipe.
  • Parmesan cheese- Romano cheese will also work for this recipe.

ingredients for chicken pasta with pesto and tomatoes

How to Make Chicken Pesto Pasta

To make this chicken pesto pasta you will start by making the pasta according to the package.

Chicken, Pasta and sauce in a bowl with Tomatoes

Toss the cooked pasta together with the pesto, chicken, and tomatoes. If the sauce is too thick, add a small amount of pasta water to thin it out.

Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes in a white bowl

Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and serve the entree either cold or warm.

Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes in a white bowl

What Goes Good With Chicken Pesto Pasta?

If you are making this recipe and just want something to serve with it, I like to serve

How Much Sauce Should I Add to Rotini?

For a typical 1 lb of pasta you will need about 3/4 cup or almost 8 ounces. If the sauce seems too thick, you can add a little of the cooking water to thin the sauce.

Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes

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Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes

Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes

Published By Jill
You have to try this Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes to see how delicious and easy it is to make. This dinner takes less than 30 minutes and is absolute perfection. Delicious, healthy, and full of flavor, this is one pasta recipe you have to save.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 to 3 cups cooked chicken cubed
  • 16 ounce rotini pasta
  • 6-8 ounce jar prepared pesto sauce
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  • Toss cooked pasta together with chicken, pesto, and tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan.
  • Serve warm or cold.
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Chicken Pesto Pasta

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