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Chicken Pesto Pasta

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Tags: cookout, picnic, potluck

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 thinly sliced small onion
  • 1 small thinly sliced onion
  • 1 thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 halved lengthwise and thinly sliced yellow squash
  • 1 halved lengthwise and thinly sliced zucchini
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 (16 oz) package cooked according to package directions and kept warm fettuccine

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Directions

1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

2. In a very large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove from skillet and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

3. Add onion and bell pepper to skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or just until tender. Add squash and zucchini and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or just until tender. Stir in cream and pesto; cook for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add pasta and chicken, tossing gently to coat. Cook until mixture is heated through. Serve immediately.