Chicken pesto pasta with roasted tomatoes

Chicken pesto pasta with roasted tomatoes

Spruce up boring pasta with this dish: Chicken pesto pasta with roasted tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts (frozen is cheaper)
  • Dried pasta (value is 30p in tesco)
  • Small jar of pesto
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • Sprinkling of Parmesan (optional/cheddar is cheaper)

How to make chicken pesto pasta with roasted tomatoes:

  1. Dice the chicken and fry in a little oil until cooked and golden brown. Meanwhile, put the pasta on to boil.
  2. Halve the cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Then pop them in the oven on a tray at Gas Mark 6.
  3. Take the chicken off the heat once cooked and strain the cooked pasta. Combine the chicken with the pasta.
  4. Add a whole small jar of pesto (or less depending on your tastes).
  5. Place back on the hob on a low heat just to warm it through. Stir everything together.
  6. Add a teaspoon of garlic powder if the pesto isn’t “punchy” enough for you. Stir through.
  7. Remove the roasted cherry tomatoes from the oven and gently tease off the tray.
  8. Serve up the pasta on a plate and pop the tomatoes on top.
  9. Sprinkle with some Parmesan and voila! (A little drizzle of olive oil makes it slightly more fancy if you want!)
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