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Chicken and pesto penne recipe

This chicken pesto penne is flavoured with oven roasted tomatoes and basil pesto. It's easy on the budget and you can get this on the table for under $10. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pkt penne pasta
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 jar basil pesto
  • 2 chicken breasts, skin off

Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Place tomatoes, cut side up on an oven tray. Drizzle oil on top. Cook for 20 minutes.

Boil a pot of water for the pasta.

Add pasta and cook until al dente. Reserve a cup of the cooking water and drain and place pasta back in the pot.

Brush chicken breasts with oil and panfry until just cooked through.

Rest chicken for 5 minutes and slice. Reserve juices.

Mash tomatoes with a fork and place in the pot with the pasta, pesto and chicken slices. Combine all ingredients, adding some of the reserved pasta water if required.

 

Notes:

  • This makes a great salad cold with crumbled feta on top.
  • Cooking the tomatoes in the oven deepens the flavour.
  • This recipe was created by Kidspot Social mum RockNmumma and was tested by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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