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Chicken Pesto with Pasta Recipe

Chicken Pesto with Pasta Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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