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Chicken and Pesto Pasta

May 22, 2010

CHICKEN AND PESTO PASTA can be served as a side dish or a main course, but one thing is certain; your family or guests will be coming back for seconds.

INGREDIENTS
16 ounce package bow-tie pasta
2 chicken breasts
4 tablespoons pesto (pesto recipe in food and beverage category)
extra virgin olive oil
salt
pepper

DIRECTIONS
1.  Boil chicken breasts in water with  salt and a little olive oil making sure to cook thoroughly.  Should be around 10 minutes.

2.  While water is still boiling,  remove chicken and cook the pasta until al dente.  About 5-7 minutes.

3.  While pasta is cooking, cube chicken ( 1/2 inch) and place in large mixing bowl.

4.  When pasta is done, drain in a colander.  Add  pasta and pesto in bowl with chicken and stir.   Salt and pepper to taste.

SERVES: 6 | TIME: 20 minutes

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