Pasta Santa Fe

Pasta Santa Fe Recipe

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Pamela Johnson


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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  • 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

How to Make Pasta Santa Fe


  1. Saute walnuts, onions, peppers, cilantro and garlic in olive 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!

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About Pasta Santa Fe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Regional Style: Mexican

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