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This Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta is a delicious and easy meal idea.
Ready for a little story?
Back in my college days, I didn’t think I could cook.
I once accidentally put a tablespoon of salt in a batch of homemade cookies.
The recipe called for a teaspoon. Whoops.
You can imagine they didn’t taste very good.
Because of this, I convinced myself that I just didn’t know what I was doing and should stay far away from the kitchen.
I think there is a little life lesson in there… we sometimes buy into lies about ourselves that just aren’t true.
At any rate… I took a break from cooking for awhile.
Thankfully, I decided to give it another go in the kitchen.
I’m so glad I did… because cooking is truly a passion for me.
After my brief hiatus, I went back to spending a lot of time in the kitchen and started experimenting recipes.
I’m proud to be partnering with Barilla.
Easy recipes like the delicious Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta I’m sharing with you today.
It’s the perfect hearty recipe for any young adult to make quickly during a busy night of studying.
Ingredients for Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta
This recipe is made even better by using Barilla Ready Pasta. You’ll find it in the pasta aisle alongside your other favorites.
The amazing part? It’s ready in only 60 seconds — making this even quicker to pull together!
Here’s what you’ll need…
Of course, your Barilla Ready Pasta, garlic salt, pepper, butter, cream of chicken soup, milk, Barilla Pesto, chicken breast and Parmesan cheese.
How to Make Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta
Anyone can make this recipe — it’s so easy.
It’s a fantastic recipe for a student to create… and even impress friends with! 🙂
Start by adding olive oil to a large skillet and cooking the chicken breast until it starts to lightly brown. To make it even simplier, this recipe would work great with a rotisserie chicken or already cooked chicken from the deli.
Add your cream of chicken soup, milk, garlic salt, pepper, and pesto sauce to your chicken skillet. Whisk together and bring to a slight boil, then turn down the heat immediately so that you don’t burn the soup mixture to the bottom of the pan. Let simmer for a couple of minutes.
Prepare your Barilla Ready Pasta and add butter to pasta.
Then mix the pesto mixture and pasta together and top with Parmesan cheese!
What to Serve Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta
This is so yummy with a fresh salad and a crusty, warm loaf of bread.
It’s a great, filling meal that will stick to your ribs for hours.
You can’t beat how quickly it comes together.. enjoy!
Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta
- 1 package Barilla Ready Penne Pasta
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 large chicken breasts cubed
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 can milk
- 1/2 cup Barilla Pesto
- 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
- Add ½ tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and cook until the chicken starts to lightly brown.Add your cream of chicken soup, milk, garlic salt, pepper, and pesto sauce to your chicken skillet. Whisk together and bring to a slight boil, then turn down the heat immediately so that you don’t burn the soup mixture to the bottom of the pan. Let simmer for a couple of minutes.Prepare your Barilla Pasta Ready according to directions and then mix with butter. Mix the pesto mixture and pasta together and top with Parmesan Cheese!