Monday, December 5, 2011

Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta

Where Am I?? Well I'm here. Its been a while I posted any recipe here. Its the holiday season and no wonder the blog also had its timeoff after the 50From50In50 Challenge.
Here is the simple pasta recipe. For all the vegan readers substitute chicken with tofu and enjoy the pasta.  


For chicken
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2-3 garlic clove minced
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
2 tablespoon oliveoil
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
For Pasta
2 cups whole wheat pasta (definitely a rotini or penne, to catch the pesto on the ridges)
3 tablespoon Pesto (I used Kirkland Signature Basil Pesto from Costco)
2 garlic cloves minced
Salt to taste
pepper to taste
1. In a medium bowl, mix together the ingredients under chicken.  Add the chicken, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate for 20 minutes.
2. Grill the chicken 6-8 minutes per side
3. Cook the pasta according to packet directions.
4. Drain cooked pasta. Toss hot pasta in bowl with pesto and minced garlic, adding the pasta water as needed to thin out the sauce until it covers all the pasta.
5. Let chicken rest for a few minutes after coming off the grill. Slice and add to pasta dishes
6. Adjust the seasoning (Salt and Pepper) to taste and serve


  1. Pasta looks awesome...luved the grilled chicken..

  2. wow am drooling dear....beautiful pasta....mouthwatering too...

  3. Made this the evening Ajitha .. replaced the chk with bell peppers and made the coriander walnut pesto .. I had to make it after seeing the post .. so made with what I had at home :)

  4. Thanks gals
    @Hima: At end its taste all that matters. We can always enhance recipes with the stuff we have...Thanks for sharing your ingredients too...Will try this sometime

  5. Super droolworthy pasta, feel like finishing that whole bowl.

  6. Welcome back..Pasta looks iresistible n yummy !!