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

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hchambers User ID: 7140928 270203
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2017

"This is a flavorful pasta dish, and it come together quick for those busy nights."

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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