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chicken pesto pasta

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Shawn Lansing
Nolanville, TX

I love to serve this dish for the girls when we all get together or when I need a good dish for a potluck. It's quick and very satisfying.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Super satisfying, this chicken pesto pasta is fantastic. The pesto gives the pasta a delightfully tangy, sweet, and savory flavor. It's filled with Italian seasonings from the diced tomato. We liked using penne for this casserole because the sauce gets into the pasta. Chicken breasts, along with the pasta, make the dish very hearty. Nice and cheesy, this is a recipe your family won't complain about eating the leftovers.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken pesto pasta

  • 2 box
    pasta of choice, I prefer penne pasta (16 oz each)
  • 4 can
    Italian flavored diced tomatoes (14.5 oz each)
  • 2 bottle
    sliced mushrooms (6 oz each)
  • 2 jar
    basil pesto (abt 6 oz each)
  • 4 - 6
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cooked and diced
  • 2 pkg
    shredded mozzarella cheese (16 oz each)
  • 1/4 c
    grated Parmesan cheese

How To Make chicken pesto pasta

  • Browning cubed chicken breast.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook chicken breast in skillet, and cube. Set aside.
  • Drained pasta in a pot.
    Cook pasta 10-12 minutes until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Tomatoes, mushrooms, and chicken combined in a skillet.
    In a large skillet, combine tomatoes, mushrooms, and chicken. Heat through.
  • Pesto added to the pasta.
    Add the pesto to the pasta and gently stir until well mixed.
  • Tomato mixture added to the pasta.
    Add the tomato mixture to the pasta and mix well.
  • Pasta poured into a baking dish with cheese on top.
    Layer the mixture with the mozzarella cheese in alternating layers, into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  • Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top.
    Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Chicken Pesto Pasta baking in the oven.
    Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted and is golden brown.