Fresh Basil Pesto on Chicken Pasta

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Basil Pesto

  • 2 packed cups basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh pecorino romano cheese
  • Skinny lemon wedge (or about 1 teaspoon of juice)

Chicken Pasta

  • 1 pound dry pasta
  • Olive or vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces


Basil Pesto

  1. Combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Stir in salt and pepper and cheese, adjusting to your liking. Finish with in a very little bit of fresh lemon juice.

Chicken Pasta

  1. Boil a large pot of water. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook, turning until pieces have nice color on all sides.
  3. Toss chicken with pasta, pesto, and extra cheese. Enjoy!