Yield: serves 6

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Whether you're looking for an easy weeknight meal or a dish to share at a potluck, this Chicken Pesto Pasta is your delicious answer! Packed with flavor from the homemade walnut pesto, you'll love how tasty this easy dish is to eat!


For the pesto:

  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • ½ cup Walnuts
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup olive oil

For the pasta:

  • ½ pound angel hair pasta, cooked
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced or sliced
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup Walnuts, chopped


  1. In a food processor, combine basil, walnuts, garlic, salt and pepper. Process for several minutes until blended. Add in parmesan and olive oil and blend until desired consistency.
  2. Flatten chicken breasts to about ¼-inch thick and grill for several minutes on each side, until fully cooked (or cook them in a skillet on the stove top).
  3. To serve, toss hot, cooked pasta with pesto, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, chopped walnuts and cooked chicken! ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 494Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 391mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 32g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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