Community Recipe
from [mjobrien]

Pesto Chicken and Orecchiette with Green Peas and Tomatoes

Pasta with pesto, chicken, tomatoes, and green peas.

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Cook time:18 Minutes


  • 12 ounce(s) orecchiette or other short pasta
  • 4 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 cup(s) white onions diced
  • 1 pound(s) chicken breasts sliced thin
  • 8 tablespoon(s) pesto
  • 2 cup(s) peas frozen
  • 1 cup(s) grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 tablespoon(s) parmesan cheese shredded


In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain pasta and return to pot.

While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken. Cook chicken uncovered until it is done, about 8 minutes.

In a small saucepan of boiling water, add frozen peas. Cook, stirring occasionally, until peas are warmed through and tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain well and return peas to the pot. Add tomatoes and cook on medium-low heat for 45 seconds. Remove from heat.

To pasta in pot, add the pesto, chicken, onions, peas, and tomatoes. Mix well and keep warm. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan.

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