Lemon Pesto Pasta With Grilled Chicken
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4. Meanwhile, place a large pot of water on the stove, season with salt and bring to a boil. Once the water is at a rolling boil, add the pasta and cook according to package instructions (I left mine a bit al dente). 5. Once the chicken has finished cooking, let the breasts rest for about 5-10 minutes then thinly slice going against the grain. 6. To your serving bowl, add the pasta and the pesto and gently toss together. 7. Serve with the grilled chicken, a lemon wedge, and freshly sliced parmesan.
What You'll Need
  • 1 box pasta
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pesto:
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 cup packed basil
  • (I also used about 3 tbs. pine nuts but, this is totally optional)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Grab your food processor and add all of the pesto ingredients (parsley, basil, lemon, garlic, olive oil, salt) and blend them up until they are smooth. Transfer to a bowl and place in the fridge.
  2. Next, take your chicken breasts and coat them with a good coating of freshly ground pepper then drizzle with olive oil. Add the breasts to a hot grill pan and sear on each side for about 5-6 minutes on high (be sure not to move them as that will ruin your chances of getting really good grill marks).
  3. Once the breasts have seared, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover with tin-foil and let cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place a large pot of water on the stove, season with salt and bring to a boil. Once the water is at a rolling boil, add the pasta and cook according to package instructions (I left mine a bit al dente).
  5. Once the chicken has finished cooking, let the breasts rest for about 5-10 minutes then thinly slice going against the grain.
  6. To your serving bowl, add the pasta and the pesto and gently toss together.
  7. Serve with the grilled chicken, a lemon wedge, and freshly sliced parmesan.
Recipe by The Blonde Chef at https://www.theblondechef.com/lemon-pesto-pasta/