Monday, February 09, 2015

quick + easy | chicken pesto pasta

you know those people who make everything from scratch, are always in the kitchen, and have endless amounts of creativity when it comes to food? i love those people, but i am not one of those people. i really dislike cooking, mainly because of the time it takes. when i get home after 12 hours of commuting & working, the last thing i want to do is cook. 

so, i try to find recipes that are 
1) few ingredients
2) quick to prepare & clean up
3) filling & somewhat nutritious

week nights are very short in our house, so we have to be creative when cooking at home. to be honest, it's why we haven't been cooking at home a lot these past few months. but in order to eat somewhat healthy & save money, we are trying to cook at home as much as we can now. so i am pulling out some of my quick & easy meals!

this is one of my favorite meals! you can skip the chicken & serve as a side dish (it goes great with fish) or include the chicken and serve as a full meal. 

Chicken Pesto Pasta
serves: 3-4 people

1 box of bowtie pasta
1 jar of Classico basil pesto
2-3 chicken breasts, cubed (we used Perdue Italian Style)

1) cook the pasta per instructions on the box
2) cook chicken & cube
3) stir pesto sauce & chicken into pasta & enjoy!

what is your favorite quick & easy meal?


  1. Oooh, love Classico's pesto--one of the only ones that's safe for my food allergy kid to eat. Unfortunately, my local grocery store no longer carries it. :(

  2. yummy! I looooove pesto and I have ingredients for all this stuff so I might just have to make it this week for lunch! :)

  3. that looks so good!!! you know me…. i'm all about green thing + chicken + coconut oil ;)

  4. are we the same person?! seriously! we have been doing some prep on Sundays also! we cook the whole bag of Italian seasoned chicken and use it for meals throughout the week! :) it makes life so much easier!! what are some of the salads you make? i haven't found a fool proof salad recipe yet!

  5. bahahaha! yes! i knew something was very familiar about this recipe!! :)

  6. it is one of the simplest meals & really is delicious! i hope you love it & find a new favorite quick meal! :)

  7. oh neat! yes, try it!! :) i always take the leftovers for lunch the next day or 2!! it's even good re-heated! :)

  8. oh no! how sad that they don't carry it anymore!!! i am so in love with their pesto too! :)

  9. Yaaaassss you are speaking my language. Quick, easy & not a lot of mess? Perfect. We usually don't get pesto but now I'm adding it to our list. This looks amazing!

  10. so perfect! why can't all meals be quick, easy, and clean?! :) the first time i tasted pesto i was hooked!! i hope you love it!

  11. This looks so good! I'm always looking for quick and easy meals! This definitely fits that bill. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Three ingredients - I love it! Pinned to my "Third One's the Charm" board on Pinterest :) Thanks so much for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week!

  13. it is very quick & very easy!!! :) and delicious!!

  14. the fewer the ingredients, the better, i say! :) thank you for pinning!!!