Going to group socials or a church potluck dinner is always a good time.Â However, I’m always agonizing on what to make.Â Recently, my fabulous friend Gillian sent me her yummiest pesto recipe – Pesto Chicken Pasta and it’s divine and perfect for a potluck dinner party!
So I hopped into my Chevy Malibu and went to the grocery store to buy all the ingredients for this fantastic pesto recipe.
Pesto Recipe – Pesto Chicken Pasta
- 4-5 boneless chicken breasts – grilled and sliced or dicedÂ (or you can use frozen grilled chicken)
- 1 lb. (or as many as you want) mushrooms – washed and sliced – then sauteed in 1-2 T. olive oil.
Salt and pepper to taste.
- 1 jar sun-dried tomatoes – diced into small pieces – then sauteed in a little olive oil.
- 1 or 2 packages bowtie (farfalle) pasta (or whatever pasta you want)Â Cook according to pkg. directions.
- 1 can artichoke hearts – drained and roughly chopped.
- 1 large jar Pesto (16 oz.)
- 10 oz. goat cheese . Add it spoonful by spoonful to the hot mixture – it will melt a little as you stir it.
- Grated Parmesan cheese to taste. (Not powdered)
Potluck Pesto Recipe Instructions
I cook and slice the chicken first; then saute the mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes.Â Then I boil the pasta, drain it and mix together in a large bowl the hot pasta, chicken, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped artichoke hearts and pesto.Â Last I add the goat cheese and salt and pepper to taste.Â Top with grated Parmesan cheese.Â Serve it hot with bread and Greek salad.Â Great as leftovers.
I’ve not only hooked you up with the recipe but you can also see how to make this pesto recipe in my silly video from the Gotta Love Chevy DFW vimeo group.
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