Grilled Chicken & Asparagus Pasta with Parsley Pesto

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by MMers

Using fresh, homemade pesto for this dish really gives it great flavor. Grilling the asparagus also adds a flavor boost!

Top Review by JustJanS

This was nice, but we like our pasta dishes moist. It had plenty of flavour, so I think it could cope with the addition of half a cup of white wine and half a cup of cream. This would make a great recipe for us then.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Pesto: Place all ingredients into a food processor and combine thoroughly.
  2. Set aside.
  3. (Pesto may be prepared up to 2 days ahead of time and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature and stir before using).
  4. Grill chicken breasts on barbecue until cooked through, about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Slice and set aside.
  6. Meanwhile, cook penne in a large pot of water until tender but firm, about 8-10 minutes.
  7. Drain well.
  8. Break off tough ends of asparagus.
  9. Leaving whole, grill spears on barbecue when chicken breasts are almost done, about 5 minutes.
  10. Remove and cut into 2 inch pieces.
  11. In a large bowl, toss together pasta, chicken, asparagus, red pepper strips and sun-dried tomatoes.
  12. Gently stir in pesto and serve immediately.

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