Pasta Santa Fe Recipe

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Pasta Santa Fe

Pamela Johnson

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@luv2belala

This recipe is about 20+ years old. It was on the menu of TGIF (Friday's) restaurant and I asked for the recipe. Although it's no longer on their menu, I make it regularly. It can be eaten when it's hot, warm or cold. It's always good!


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Serves:

6-8

Ingredients

3-4
grilled chicken breasts (i add seasonings for flavor)
1 pkg
cooked pasta (your choice)
olive oil for saute
1 clove
minced garlic
1 bunch
cilantro, chopped
4-5
green onions, sliced
3/4 c
chopped walnuts or pecans
1 each
green, yellow, red peppers - thinly sliced length wise
1 large
jalapeno pepper-finely chopped
1
8 oz. container of pesto sauce (or you can make your own)
parmesan cheese to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Saute walnuts, onions, peppers, cilantro and garlic in olive oil...do not overcook...keep peppers a little firm. Salt and pepper to taste.
2
Put pasta in a large serving bowl or dish...toss with pesto sauce to coat evenly. Add sauteed ingredients and toss lightly. Cut grilled chicken into strips and place on top of tossed pasta....Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and coarse ground pepper.
3
Takes about 30 - 45 minutes from start to finish.
4
Add a Caesar salad and some warm garlic or cheese bread and you have a scrumptious meal! Oh yes....and don't forget the wine!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Regional Style: Mexican