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Skillet Pesto Chicken Pasta

This Pesto Chicken Pasta is so delicious and flavorful, and it's all made in one skillet! These are some of my very favorite dinners because of how easy they are to make and how quick they are to get on the table. You can't go wrong with pasta for dinner and the pesto gives this dish a wonderful flavor or basil and garlic. Creamy pesto pasta with chicken and sliced grape tomatoes that add a burst of sweetness.

Skillet Pesto Chicken Pasta


2 to 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces (1 1/2 to 2 pounds)

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 cup half and half

1 1/2 cups chicken broth (or chicken base dissolved in water)

1/4 cup pesto

1/2 pound of pasta (penne and rigatoni work well)

1 pint of grape tomatoes sliced in half

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese or parmesan

other veggie options: sliced zucchini, chopped asparagus, sliced mushrooms, chopped broccoli


In a large skillet cook the chicken in olive oil until almost cooked through. Add chicken broth, half and half, pesto, and pasta. Cover the skillet and cook for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until tomatoes soften and break down slightly. (If using other veggies add them after the pasta as they may need more time to cook.) Remove from heat and stir in the cheese. Garnish fresh basil.

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