Chicken-Pesto Linguine

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Say goodbye to overcast skies and dreary days with this fresh, spring-worthy recipe that’s perfect for families. The recipe utilizes store-bought pesto sauce for a seriously fast dinner you can make any night of the week.

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Chicken-Pesto Linguine | eMeals #eMealsEats

The entire recipe comes together in about 30 minutes. You can prep the chicken while the pasta water comes to a boil. Multitask by popping some French bread into the oven to warm, and you can have dinner on the table in no time.

kitchen-buttonIf you’re cooking for little ones, feel free to omit the crushed red pepper. We used regular linguine, but you could easily sub gluten-free pasta to make this recipe gluten-free friendly.

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Chicken-Pesto Linguine
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eMeals Plan: Classic
Serves: 6
  • 1 (16-oz) box linguine
  • 11/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, ½ tsp seasoned pepper
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 (10-oz) jar basil pesto
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite-size pieces; sprinkle with salt and seasoned pepper.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.Add chicken; sauté 7 to 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from skillet.
  4. Add remaining 1 Tbsp oil and tomatoes to drippings in skillet; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until tomatoes soften and burst. Return chicken to skillet; stir in pesto and crushed red pepper. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  5. Toss together hot cooked pasta and chicken mixture until well blended.


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