Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta is a great choice for a simple weeknight dinner.  The recipe uses basic everyday ingredients and is perfect for family meals.  You can use homemade or store-bought basil pesto.

Ingredients

Roasted Tomatoes

  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced

Chicken Pesto Pasta

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 lb chicken breast (2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 8 oz pasta (bow-tie, penne, or fusilli)
  • ¼ cup basil pesto
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup pine nuts (optional)
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