Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

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      30 min

Appears in
Love Your Leftovers

By Nick Evans

Published 2014

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You could use any number of pastas with this dish, but I think sturdy pasta like bowtie or penne works best. I included a recipe for just enough pesto, but pesto is a good leftovers dish in itself, so I encourage you to double it. You can freeze the leftover pesto until you need it.


Simple Pesto

  • 4 ounces (2 cups) packed fresh basil
  • 3 cloves garlic


  1. To make pesto: Add ingredients to a food processor and pulse until mixture forms a paste. Be sure not to overprocess it. Some texture is good.
  2. Cook pasta according to package and drain. Reserve ½ cup cooking water.
  3. In a large pot, add olive oil over medium-high