After whipping up a batch of pesto, I was looking for a super easy dish to throw together for lunch.  Pesto chicken pasta might be my new favorite go-to quick and easy lunch!

Chicken and pesto are always the perfect combination in my opinion so I decided that was definitely the way to go.  Since I had leftover chicken breasts that needed to be eaten, it was really a no-brainer.  But cooking chicken doesn’t take long either, so you can still get this on the table in just a few minutes.

To make this easy dish, prepare a box of your favorite pasta (I used whole wheat penne pasta), add pesto, and add slices or cubes of cooked chicken.  Stir it all together and you’ve got a quick and easy meal ready to go!

Pesto Chicken Pasta


1 box whole wheat penne pasta
1/2 cup pesto
2 chicken breasts, diced


Cook pasta according to package directions.
Cook chicken thoroughly and sliced into strips or diced.
Stir pesto into pasta.
Add in chicken pieces and stir.
Serve warm.

What’s your favorite quick and easy meal?

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