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Dinner Tonight: Pesto Pasta with Chicken & Tomatoes

Tonight my sisters & I were in the mood for pasta. Since I made a basic marinara sauce last week, I decided to switch it up. Pesto Pasta it is

What you will need:

  • 1 pound of fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 4 chicken cutlets
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup of prepared pesto

In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta, about 12 minutes. While you are waiting for pasta to cook season the chicken with salt & pepper or your favorite chicken seasoning .

In a medium skillet add 1 teaspoon of oil, cook chicken over medium-high heat until lightly browned and firm to touch, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Then add tomatoes to the skillet, add more oil if you need to and cook for 5 minutes.

While you are waiting for the tomatoes to cook & pasta to finish, cut chicken into chunks.

Drain pasta & add to a serving bowl along with the chicken & tomatoes. Add 3/4 cup of prepared pesto. Mix all ingredients together until all pasta is coated.

Delish!!!!

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