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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Pesto Pasta Chicken

Need an easy under 30 minute meal? Put this one in your weeknight meal rotation.


10 oz spaghettini

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut in 1" cubes

salt and pepper to taste

2 tsps minced garlic

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 cup pesto sauce

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 - 1/2 cup reserved pasta water


First cook the pasta as directed on the package. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water then rinse in cold water and drain. Set aside.

In a large skillet heat the oil to medium high. Salt and pepper the chicken then sear until golden, about 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes for 30 seconds then deglaze the pan with the broth. Add the pesto. Bring to a simmer then return the pasta to the pot.

While heating through add 1/4 cup of pasta water. Toss together only adding the remaining pasta water if needed.
Serves 4

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