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Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken
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6 INGREDIENTS • 6 STEPS • 35MINS

Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken

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The best thing about our creamy pesto pasta with chicken is that it's ready in just minutes! This dish is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Simply cook the pasta according to the package directions, then add in the chicken and pesto sauce. Whether you're feeding your family or entertaining guests, this dish is sure to please everyone.
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The Wooden Spoon Effect
Hi, I'm Michelle! I make comfort food for your family!
https://www.thewoodenspooneffect.com/
The best thing about our creamy pesto pasta with chicken is that it's ready in just minutes! This dish is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Simply cook the pasta according to the package directions, then add in the chicken and pesto sauce. Whether you're feeding your family or entertaining guests, this dish is sure to please everyone.
35MINS
Total Time
$3.80
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
US / Metric
Cavatappi Pasta
1 box
(16 oz)
Cavatappi Pasta
Basil Pesto
1 jar
(8 oz)
Basil Pesto
Rotisserie Chicken
1
Rotisserie Chicken, shredded
or 1 bag Fully Cooked Frozen Shredded Chicken
Salt
to taste
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
919
Fat
47.3 g
Protein
64.1 g
Carbs
60.8 g
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Hi, I'm Michelle! I make comfort food for your family!
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step 1
Boil the Cavatappi Pasta (1 box) according to the manufacturer’s directions. Drain and reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
step 2
Return the pasta to the pot and add the Rotisserie Chicken (1) and Basil Pesto (1 jar) to the top. Set back on the stove at medium heat.
step 3
In a blender, pour in the pasta water and add the Grated Parmesan Cheese (1 cup) and blend until creamy.
step 4
Add the creamy cheese to the top of the pot with pasta, chicken, pesto, Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Stir until combined.
step 5
Simmer the dish for 10 minutes or until the chicken is warmed.
step 6
Serve warm with extra parmesan on top.
step 6 Serve warm with extra parmesan on top.
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American
Budget-Friendly
Comfort Food
Shellfish-Free
Kid-Friendly
Dinner
Quick & Easy
Pasta
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