Basil Pesto Chicken and Pasta

Basil Pesto Chicken and Pasta
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Basil Pesto Chicken and Pasta
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 4 cups basil leaves (washed and packed)
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 14 ounces dry pasta of your choice (cooked)
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Lightly toast pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often to avoid burning.
  2. To make pesto, use a food processor to blend pine nuts, basil, garlic, Parmesan, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  3. Smother top of chicken breasts with about half the pesto and place in baking dish. Arrange tomatoes around chicken and bake 30–40 minutes at 350 F or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Cool chicken for 5 minutes, then slice. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to remaining pesto then toss with pasta. Top pasta with chicken and tomatoes. Serve hot. 
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 725 calories, 31 grams fat (6 grams saturated fat), 62 grams total carbs, 2 grams fiber, 53 grams protein.