Flavor-Packed Pesto Chicken Penne

Indulge in the exquisite symphony of flavors with our Flavor-Packed Pesto Chicken Penne recipe. This delightful dish combines succulent grilled chicken with al dente penne pasta, all coated in a luscious basil pesto sauce. Each bite bursts with a harmonious blend of aromatic herbs, tender chicken, and perfectly cooked pasta, making it an irresistible choice for both weeknight dinners and special occasions.

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill or stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the chicken for about 6-7 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  4. Cook the penne pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  5. In a food processor, combine basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped.
  6. With the processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until a smooth pesto sauce forms. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Slice the grilled chicken into strips.
  8. Toss the cooked penne with the pesto sauce until well coated.
  9. Top the pasta with sliced chicken.
  10. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese and pine nuts if desired.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Experience the perfect medley of grilled chicken, penne pasta, and basil pesto in every bite of our Flavor-Packed Pesto Chicken Penne.

Nutrition information: Calories: 450, Total Fat: 28g, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 20g

Indulge in the sublime blend of flavors that our Flavor-Packed Pesto Chicken Penne brings to the table. This dish isn’t just a meal; it’s a culinary journey that takes your taste buds on an adventure. The tender, juicy grilled chicken complements the al dente penne perfectly, creating a satisfying texture contrast that delights with every bite. The star of the show is undoubtedly the aromatic basil pesto, which infuses the dish with its vibrant green hue and an explosion of fresh herbaceousness. Each strand of pasta is generously coated, ensuring that you get a burst of flavor in every mouthful.

Whether you’re cooking for your family, impressing guests, or simply treating yourself to a delectable dinner, our Flavor-Packed Pesto Chicken Penne is a winning choice. It’s a testament to the fact that simple ingredients, when combined thoughtfully, can create culinary magic. The dish not only nourishes your body but also uplifts your spirit with its rich and satisfying taste. So, roll up your sleeves and embark on a cooking adventure that culminates in a symphony of taste, texture, and pure delight.