pesto pasta chicken with pine nuts recipe
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Pesto Pasta Chicken with Pinenuts

A delicious way to use basil from your garden or just a new recipe using chicken breast.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pesto pasta chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Two Pink Peonies
Cost $8



  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil plus some for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt or more to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper or more to taste
  • pasta of your choice
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing


For the chicken

  • Drizzle an oven safe pan with olive oil and add the chicken breasts.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken and then add Italian salad dressing on top.
  • Bake the chicken at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until juices run clear.
  • Cook the pasta according to the directions on package and add a small amount of olive oil after draining.

For the pesto

  • For the pesto, combine the basil, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, sea salt, and pepper to a food processor and blend well adding more olive oil if necessary.