Pesto + Pasta

Mmmm, pesto. So fresh. So delicious.

This dish is simple. Pesto, pasta, grilled chicken, parmesan. It really couldn't be much simpler.

Pesto Pasta

  • 1/8 c walnuts
  • 1/8 c pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 1/2 c basil
  • 1/4 tsp salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 1/2 c parmesan cheese
  • penne pasta
  • chicken breast

1) Whir the nuts and garlic for 15 seconds in a food processor. Add basil, salt, and pepper. With processor on, stream olive oil in through the top. Add parmesan and give it a quick whirl. Use it right away or put a piece of plastic wrap over it laid directly on the pesto. 

2) Cook some pasta.

3) Grill a chicken breast that has been seasoned with S&P. Let it sit for a minute before you cut it. Cut into strips or cubes.

4) Drain pasta, add pesto and chicken. Add some pasta water if the pesto needs to be thinned out. Sprinkle some parmesan on top and eat it!

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