Cilantro-Serrano Pesto With Grilled Chicken and Penne

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Total Time
15 mins
20 mins

Recipe is from Colavita Olive Oil. This will come in handy in Mexico where it's impossible to find fresh basil! I can think of so many uses for the pesto . . .!

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  1. Place Cilantro and the next 6 ingredients (through chili) in a food processor; process until well blended.
  2. With processor on, slowly pour olive oil through the food chute: process until well blended.
  3. Place pesto in a large bowl, stir in vinegar and black pepper.
  4. Grill Chicken (indoor our out).
  5. Heat outdoor grill or grill pan over medium heat.
  6. Coat chicken with olive oli.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Grill chicken (or cook in pan) until done.
  9. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  10. Add chicken, cooked pasta, and tomatoes to pesto.
  11. Toss to combine.
  12. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.