Creamy pasta paired with spicy chicken, this recipe is a perfect for warm evenings. Looking for something easy, flavorful, and filling? Well, this is the dinner recipe for you. I’m definitely a self-proclaimed pasta connoisseur, and I can promise you this pasta is paired perfectly with a spicy, healthy, flavorful grilled chicken.

Pesto Pasta and Spicy Chicken

Numnum
Creamy pasta paired with spicy chicken, this recipe is a perfect for warm evenings. Looking for something easy, flavorful, and filling? Well, this is the dinner recipe for you. I'm definitely a self-proclaimed pasta connoisseur, and I can promise you this pasta is paired perfectly with a spicy, healthy, flavorful grilled chicken. 
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories

Ingredients
  

Pesto Pasta

  • 500 mg pasta
  • 1 and 1/2 cups premade pesto
  • 1/2 medium onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic teeth made into paste
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt

Chicken

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp lemon salt
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp red chilli pepper paste or shatta (if too thick, thin out with 1 tbsp of water and a pinch of cornstarch)
  • 1/2 medium onion finely diced
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil add more as needed

Instructions
 

  • In a pot, boil your pasta for 8-11 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked through.
  • In a medium pan, sauté your onions and garlic in your olive oil until golden. Add in your pesto and bring to a light boil. Pour your new, flavorful sauce into your cooked pasta and stir to combine. Make sure all the pasta is lightly coated.
  • Slice your chicken in thin tenders
  • In a large pan, sauté half your finely diced 1/2 of a onion with your lemon salt, paprika, pepper paste, cumin, salt, pepper, and olive oil until the onion is caramelized. Spread the thick sauce evenly in the pan, and set the heat on medium-high. Cook your tenders on the sauce, flipping only once. Cook for about 1.5 minutes on each side.
  • Top your pasta with chicken and the remaining sauce. Serve hot-warm, and Enjoy!
Keyword easy, healthy, pasta dinner, pesto pasta, spicy chicken
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Numnum

Hello there!
I am Numnum, a baker, blogger and a well known lover of sweets!
I post recipes on my blog 1-2 times per week! You can visit my food blog at bakeeatsmilerepeat.com

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