Chicken Pesto with Pasta Recipe
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Chicken Pesto with Pasta Recipe

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Prepared pesto accents this warm pasta toss using rotisserie chicken. Keep pesto in the freezer for the next time you have leftover chicken. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) cellentani or spiral pasta
  • 2 cups cubed rotisserie chicken
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 container (7 ounces) prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 433 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pan. Stir in chicken, tomatoes and pesto; heat through. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Pesto Chicken Pasta in Quick Cooking January/February 2006, p15

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debbiemoss User ID: 8410410 232101
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"This recipe is quick and easy and very good. The roasted pine nuts were a nice addition."

JaneVX User ID: 5996283 155831
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"My family loved this recipe. We've made it several times. At my daughter's suggestion, I added 1 cup of sliced fresh button mushrooms & 3 cloves of fresh garlic to the pesto & heated it up with the chicken. Then I mixed this with the noodles. We were so pleased!"

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