Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Easy Dinner: Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta w/ chicken

I saw this picture on Pinterest and knew this was a dish I had to make.  I love a good, easy recipe that doesn't take me long to make.  I changed quite a bit of this recipe around to accommodate what I had and also to eliminate making homemade pesto (homemade is great but not always quick to do and I don't have a whole lot of time to do homemade these days)


12oz of linguine pasta
1 lb of boneless chicken (cut into slices or small pieces)
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 garlic gloves
2-3 tbsp. olive oil
8.1oz jar of sun dried tomato pesto (I used Classico)


Cook pasta in separate pot.  Meanwhile, add the spices and garlic to a bowl and mix your chicken around in it. Use your hands to get the spices rubbed all over. 

Heat over medium heat your olive oil then add your chicken to cook.  It takes about 10-12 minutes to cook the chicken but make sure you are flipping and rotating regularly. 

Once pasta is done, drain and bring back to your pot.  Add the chicken, then pour the entire jar of the pesto sauce over and mix well.

This dish has some kick so I opted not to feed it to my kids, I just took some of the pasta out before mixing and gave them regular sauce. 

This was so so good, I can't wait to make it again!

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