- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup uncooked gemelli or spiral pasta
- 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1/3 cup prepared pesto
- Toss chicken with seasoning blend. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown evenly; remove from pan.
- In same pan, combine broth and lemon juice; bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in pasta; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
- Add broccoli; cook, covered, 5 minutes. Return chicken to pan; cook, covered, 2-3 minutes longer or until pasta is tender and chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add peas; heat through. Stir in pesto. Yield: 4 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for One-Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta
"I used 1/2 lb shrimp and broth made from cooking the shrimp shells, 5 oz mini bowtie pasta, 1/2 sweet red pepper, juice from 1 lemon, 1/3 c. homemade pesto, plus salt and pepper w parmesan on top. No broccoli. I believe 1/2 cup of peas would be sufficient for 3 servings"
"Great meal!! easy to make & delicious!"
"I was pleasantly surprised at this dish. It truly was so easy, and I feel like the lemon juice gave the pesto an extra kick. You really could taste it. This would be a fun one to change up the pesto variety with. I'm also usually quite skeptical about anything "one pot", as I find the liquid or cook time is inevitably off. Not in this case though! It really was exactly what I was looking for - a quick, tasty supper that everyone liked."
"The basil pesto made this dish smell wonderful, but the taste wasn't one we liked. We ate it, but won't be making it again. I think the sauce needs something besides just pesto -- something to mix with it."