Lemon Chicken Pesto Pasta

What You Need:

  • 2 Tbsp Walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp Pignolis (pine nuts)
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 2½ Cups Fresh Basil Leaves, packed
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • ¾ Cups Good Olive Oil
  • ½ Cup Parmesan, freshly grated
  • 1-16oz Bag John Soules Foods Grilled Chicken Strips, Frozen
  • 16oz Package of Spaghetti Noodles
  • 1 Lemon
  • ¾ cup Dry White Wine

Let’s Make It!

Boil Noodles – Lightly toast the walnuts, pine nuts…

Put them in food processor with garlic in the bowl fitted with a steel blade. Process for 15 seconds. Add the basil leaves, salt, and pepper. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl and ¼ cup dry white wine through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly pureed. Add the Parmesan and purée for a minute.

Heat olive oil in skillet, add frozen John Soules Foods Grilled Chicken Strips, zest and juice the full lemon, add ½ cup white wine. Simmer chicken until it breaks apart. Add pesto and toss together.

Toss noodles in with the pesto chicken, then plate.

Note: Can be made with 8 oz of noodles to make the dish more “Chicken with Noodles” vs. “Pasta with Chicken”.

Top with fresh Parmesan, a few basil tips… Serve Family Style!