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Easy Chicken Pesto is a great weeknight dinner. This pesto pasta is a 30 minute dinner, and it?s a crowd pleaser!

Easy Chicken Pesto


  • Author: The Hungry Waitress

Description

Easy Chicken Pesto is a great weeknight dinner. This pesto pasta is a 30 minute dinner, and it?s a crowd pleaser!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 chicken boneless breasts, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves halved
  • 1 package cherry tomatoes
  • ? tsp Salt & a couple of grinds of Pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb rigatoni
  • ? cup pesto

Garnish

  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Start boiling the water for the pasta.
  3. On a baking sheet toss the chopped chicken, tomatoes, and garlic with the salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. While the chicken bakes, prepare the noodles according to the package.
  6. When the noodles are finished, drain the water and add them back into the same pot.
  7. Mix in 1/3 cup of pesto.
  8. Once the chicken is finished baking, add everything (tomatoes, garlic, and chicken) to the pot with the pasta.
  9. Mix until everything is combined.