Basil Pesto Chicken & Pasta

Quick And Easy Basil Pesto!
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes


1 box Bowtie pasta, cooked, reserve 1 cup of pasta water
1 Cooked Rotisserie chicken, white & dark meat pulled
1 jar, sun dried tomatoes in oil, sliced
1/2 cup olive oil
10-12 basil leaves + garnish
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup Pignoli nuts + garnish
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Cooking Tools

Large stock pot
Food processor

In a large stock pot, boil water and cook pasta according to directions.  Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining pasta. In a food processor, add; olive oil, basil leaves, garlic, Pignoli nuts and Parmesan cheese, pulse for 30 seconds.  Place drained pasta back in stock pot and then add the chicken, sun dried tomatoes, pasta water and basil pesto and toss all ingredients until well coated.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Place pasta into serving bowls and garnish with a basil leaf and some Pignoli nuts.
Serves 4

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