Prep 8 mins
Cook 10 mins
What better to cook than something so fast and packed with flavor? I got this recipe from Sara Moulton's show. Instead of pulled rotisserie I just fried chicken breast with adobo. I also omitted the olives since they're not my taste. I almost went into a panic when I thought I lost the recipe. That's how much I love it!
- 2⁄3 cup basil pesto
- 1 (9 ounce) package fettuccine pasta
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 cups pulled cooked chicken meat
- 2 cups sliced roasted sweet peppers
- 1⁄2 cup pitted olive, halved lengthwise
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, plus more for the table
- Put the pesto in a large bowl.
- Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
- Drain the pasta and reserve 1/3 cup of the pasta water.
- Whisk the pasta water into the pesto.
- While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the garlic and cook, stiffing until soft and fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Add the chicken, peppers, and olives and cook, stirring until hot, about 3 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the pasta and cheese to the pesto and toss and combine.
- Add the chicken mixture and combine.
- Divide the pasta among 4 bowls and serve immediately.
- Pass parmesan at the table.
Great recipe!! I used jarred pesto, rotisserie chicken and jarred roasted peppers all from Costco. Easy to make and my kids loved the meal also. tip: if using jarred roasted peppers, make sure they are well drained and then pat dry with paper towels. It saves time for those busy families on the go!
yummy, easy to make and the left overs the next day were even better
I made this recipe because of a recommendation from KateL at the Best of 2008 Cookbook tag. I can see why she recommended this yummy recipe. It has a really wonderful combination of flavors. I love the roasted sweet peppers with the basil pesto. The recipe is a cinch to prepare, especially by using a cooked rotisserie chicken. I used jarred Classico basil pesto and roasted sweet peppers marinated in oil. I skipped the black olives this time, since I didn't have any on hand. I can imagine that kalamata olives would be perfect in the recipe. Note: This recipe feeds more than 4 people...probably up to 8!