Pesto Chicken Pizza Pasta
Recipe type: dinner
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Serves: 6 servings
Pesto Chicken Pizza Pasta is a simple dinner recipe that uses ingredients that you may already have stocked in your pantry. This delicious dinner recipe is ready to devour in under 30 minutes!
  • 8 oz large pasta shells
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ C dry white wine
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • ½ C basil pesto (I used Classico Brand)
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ C shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh shredded parmesan cheese
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook for 11-12 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the chicken. Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium high heat. Season the diced chicken with salt and pepper and then add to the pan. Cook for 7-10 minutes, until cooked through and slightly browned, stirring often. Once cooked, remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Return the skillet to the heat and reduce to low heat. Add the wine and scrape the chicken bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the onions and cook until the wine has dissolved, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Place the cooked pasta and chicken in the pan with the onions. Stir in the pesto and mix well. Top the mixture with the sliced tomatoes and then top with the shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
  5. Turn on your broiler to high and broil until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1.5 C
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