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Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken

Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken


6 servings


507 calories per serving


  • 1 pound cavatappi or other pasta
  • 12 ounce chicken breast cutlets
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tub (6 to 7 oz) cilantro or basil pesto
  • 1 cup jarred roasted peppers (preferably red and yellow), drained, cut in strips
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes


1.)  Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook as package directs, reserving about 1 cup of cooking water before draining.
2.)  Meanwhile, heat stove top grill pan. Coat chicken with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill chicken 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until cooked through.
3.)  Cut chicken into strips. Add to drained pasta along with pesto, peppers, tomatoes, and about 1⁄2 cup pasta cooking water (or more if desired). Toss to mix and coat.

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