This creamy chicken pesto pasta is a winning family dinner. Tender bites of chicken are mixed with your favorite pasta and smothered in an easy to make creamy pesto sauce. It's a 25-minute dinner recipe you don't want to miss!
Begin by making the pesto sauce. Put all of the ingredients into your blender and blend on high until smooth.
1 cup fresh basil, ¼ cup fresh parsley, ½ cup grated parmesan, ¼ cup toasted cashews, 2 cloves garlic, ¼ teaspoon sea salt, Juice from ½ lemon, ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup water
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions. Drain the water then return the pasta to the pot and toss with a little olive oil.
8 ounces pasta
While the pasta water is warming, add the oil to a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, stirring a few times, about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 chicken breasts, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon EACH: sea salt and pepper
Add the cooked pasta, spinach, and tomatoes to the pan with the chicken. Pour the pesto sauce over top and mix everything together. Serve right away.
2 ounces baby spinach leaves, 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes