Recipe By Kristin
Rating
Published Mar 21st
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 8 servings Calories 328

Easy and delicious pasta with chicken. Serve with crusty bread and salad for a quick dinner. Use as much or as little pesto sauce as you like. Using homemade pesto will taste even better, but it adds to prep time. Enjoy!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • ⅓ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and cut into strips
  • ½ cup pesto sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. 2 Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic until tender, then stir in chicken. Season with red pepper flakes. Cook until chicken is golden, and cooked through.
  3. 3 In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto. Toss to coat evenly.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 328
  • Carbohydrate 43.3 g
  • Cholesterol 22.1 mg
  • Fat 10.1 g
  • Fiber 2.7 g
  • Protein 17.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Sodium 153.5 mg
  • Sugar 1.9 g

Reviews

  1. I always want to rate the recipe as it is presented. I believe the amount of pesto sauce should be doubled/tripled. With that being said, I made my own pesto sauce and it was wonderful. Great idea to add chicken & sundried tomatoes.
  2. I have made this so many times! People ALWAYS will ask you for the recipe! The pesto sauce I use (classico brand) has tons of garlic, so I don't add any extra. Using bowties is a good idea, the sauce sticks good to this shape. The sundried tomatoes in oil are the best, chopped small, - Read more ...
  3. I have often made a different pesto/pasta/chicken recipe from this site and enjoyed it. I thought that I would try this out to compare. I think it beat out the competition because my husband went for seconds (he NEVER does) and my 3 & 5 year old both told me that it was very good. - Read more ...
  4. This was a winner in our house! The whole family loved it! I did use whole wheat pasta and I marinated the chicken in a little Italian dressing and Pesto Vinagrette dressing. I also did not use oil to saute the chicken I used a tsp. of the oil from the sun dried tomatoes. I - Read more ...
  5. Instead of using 'additional' olive oil I used the olive oil marinating the sun-dried tomatoes to cooked the chicken in. It had all sorts of spices including garlic and oregano...yummy! Also tossed in some thinly sliced red onion in the end which was a great addition to the flavour!
  6. My husband & I really liked this simple pasta dish. I was hungry for something with pesto. I made my own for this; my recipe produced about a cup of pesto and I ended up using it all; 1/2c didn't seem like enough. I'm not used to using crushed red pepper flakes so wasn't certain - Read more ...
  7. I made this recipe last night and both my husband and I really enjoyed it. As others I made a few changes - I used the oil from the sundried tomatoes and I know I used more than 1 teaspoon more like a couple of tablespoons - next time I think I will saute in - Read more ...
  8. Quick and easy to prepare! I cannot wait to make this again. Definiately throw a few toasted pine nuts on top of the dish as well as some shredded fresh parmesan. I have also made this with chicken tortellini and it was also excellent.
  9. This is a good recipe.... I made a few modifications - I used 16 dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes instead of oil-packed (soaked them in boiling water for 3-5 minutes and then coarsely chopped) and added a handful of toasted pine nuts (omitted red pepper flakes though). Very easy and tasty. I used half of a 270mL - Read more ...
  10. This was so delicious and easy to make! My husband and two year old loved it. I used the olive oil from the sundried tomatoes to cook the chicken in which gave it a great flavor. Next time I will add more sundried tomatoes and some roasted pine nuts too.

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