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Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta

Recipe for Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta – In the time it takes to boil pasta, you too can make this mouth-watering dish for dinner!

Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta

Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta

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Category: Entree,Dinner

In the time it takes to boil pasta, you too can make this mouth-watering dish for dinner!

  • 4 oz fettucini or other dried pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons diced sweet white onion
  • a large handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook fettucini following manufacturers instructions on back of box. While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large saute pan. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook over medium to medium-high heat until cooked all the way through about 5 minutes each side. Remove from pan.
  • Dice chicken into pieces.
  • Turn heat to low and add onion and garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add a spash of white wine or water to saute pan and use a spatula to scrape any brown pieces on bottom of pan.
  • Return chicken to pan and add tomatoes. Cook 1-2 minutes.
  • Add cooked fettucini and pesto. Stir to heat through. Season with salt and pepper.Serve.