This is a tasty, hearty pasta salad side dish or dinner main dish. Chicken Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes also contains toasted pine nuts which give it a yummy nutty flavor ready in under 30 minutes! It's perfect for parties. Vegetarian option.
Keyword chicken pesto pasta with sun dried tomatoes
First, cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
Meanwhile, chop the sun dried tomatoes into small pieces.
Then, toast pine nuts. Add them to a small frying pan on med heat. They can easily burn so, don't walk away from heat. Stir pine nuts and remove from heat when they start to brown.
Next, chop toasted pine nuts.
Last, add pesto, chicken, sun dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, and grated Parmesan cheese to the drained, cooked pasta and combine.
This dish can be served hot or cold. It makes a wonderful hearty pasta salad for parties. Make it without chicken for a vegetarian option.
How to poach a chicken breast:
Don't have shredded cooked chicken on hand? Boil one boneless, skinless, chicken breast, cut in half while the pasta is cooking. Cook for 15 minutes or until juices run clear when cut in the thickest part of chicken.