Walnut Pesto Chicken

No Need For Basil And Pignoli!
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

1 1/2 cups walnuts + garnish
1 box linguine
1 1/2 cups pasta water
1/2 cup olive oil + drizzle
1/4 cup walnut oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated + garnish
1/2 cup chives, minced
2 cups hot rotisserie chicken, large chunks

Cooking Tools

Food processor
Large stock pot

In a large pot, boil enough water for pasta. Generously salt water and cook pasta according to directions, drain. (reserve 1 1/2 cups of the pasta water).  In a food processor, add; walnuts, olive oil, walnut oil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and pulse to a loose paste. Place cooked pasta back into the pot, add chicken, pasta water, chives and the walnut pesto and toss until well coated and heated through.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Place in serving bowls and garnish with walnuts and Parmesan cheese.
Serves 4

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