SUYL: Chicken Pesto Pasta

I am so excited that Kelly has started back her Show Us Your Life Series! The theme this week is Favorite Recipe Right Now. I don’t know about you but I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try. Every time we visit my mom Chicken Pesto is always one of the meals I look forward to. We have had it with chicken, shrimp, scallops, and even some asparagus. It is quick, easy and oh so tasty!

Chicken Pesto Pasta

chicken pesto


  • 2 Chicken Breast- Cooked ( I’ve also used a Rotisserie Chicken)
  • 2-3T  Olive Oil
  • 1 8.5 Ounce Jar Pesto ( You can also make your own)
  • 1T Garlic Minced (It is also good chunks of garlic)
  • 1/3 Cup Pine Nuts
  • 1 Lemon
  • Pasta of Choice (I’ve used Penne, Spaghetti, Fettuccine)


Cook Pasta according to package. Drain and return to pot.While the pasta is cooking heat olive oil in a small skillet. Toast Pine Nuts and Garlic over medium heat until tender. Careful not to burn. Stir in jar of pesto. Add pesto mixture, chicken and juice of lemon to pasta. Mix together… Top with a little Parmesan cheese.



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