Grilled Chicken & Asparagus Pasta with Parsley Pesto

Total Time
45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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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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.

JustJanS November 21, 2002

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