Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta

Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta is packed with chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, baby bella mushrooms, tossed in a delightful basil pesto sauce – your perfect, under 30-minute, easy and delicious weeknight meal.

Chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, baby bella mushrooms, tossed in a delightful basil pesto sauce – your perfect, under 30-minute, easy and delicious weeknight meal.

30-Minute Dinner – Yes Please!

I warned y’all, this week would have some pesto recipes. Thanks to my basil plants I have an overwhelming amount of basil. So with the huge batch of basil pesto that is now sitting in my fridge I must use it in practically every meal. Hence, I give you Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta.

30 minutes in the kitchen and you will give way to tender chicken, veggies and pasta tossed in a delightful pesto sauce. Quick, easy, delicious = perfection on a weeknight.

If you’ve never made basil pesto before, you need to drop whatever you’re doing right this very minute, go to the store, buy all the ingredients, and then go find yourself a food chopper. It’s seriously the best multi-use sauce you could possible make during summer and it goes on EVERYTHING. Like literally everything – today it’s on this Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta.

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Chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, baby bella mushrooms, tossed in a delightful basil pesto sauce – your perfect, under 30-minute, easy and delicious weeknight meal.
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Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta

Chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, baby bella mushrooms, tossed in a delightful basil pesto sauce – your perfect, under 30-minute, easy and delicious weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, chicken, mushroom, parmesan, pasta, pesto, tomato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1092 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes drained and chopped
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup basil pesto
  • 2 cup milk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 16 oz box rigatoni pasta
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese shredded for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat; add chicken and sun-dried tomatoes; sauté for about 3 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Add sliced mushrooms and sauté for about 5-6 more minutes, until chicken is cooked through and mushrooms are softened.
  4. Add garlic, pesto, milk, and salt.
  5. Bring to boil, then reduce to heat and simmer, stirring until everything is well combined.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add cooked pasta to the sauce, reheat.
  8. Top with shredded parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1092 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 1054mg46%
Potassium 1589mg45%
Carbohydrates 112g37%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 1650IU33%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 375mg38%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 1500 calorie diet.

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