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As much as I have enjoyed a fun summer with my family, I really do like getting back to a good routine when school starts. Back to School time is always busy, so it’s helpful to have a few simple recipes on hand for those weeknights. This 6 ingredient, One Pot Chicken & Tomato Pesto Pasta is a delicious family meal that can be ready and on your dinner table in just minutes!
If you’ve been browsing around in the pasta aisle at Walmart lately, you may have noticed Barilla Pronto Pasta. (Ibotta offer: Earn $0.50 when you purchase any Barilla Pronto pasta product at Walmart!) How is this pasta different from other pasta? Well, it conveniently helps you prepare one pan pasta meals with no need to wait for water to boil and there’s no draining required! One Pan. No Boil. No Drain. What a time saver!
For every box of Barilla® Pronto™ purchased at Walmart between 7/31/2016 and 10/31/2016, Barilla® will donate 10 meals to kids in need through No Kid Hungry, up to half-a-million meals.*
It’s nice to keep Barilla Pronto Patsa on hand in your pantry for quick meals and it’s available in a variety of versatile cuts, including half-cut spaghetti, penne and rotini too. For this recipe we will be using our family’s favorite- penne, along with a jar of 100% All Natural Barilla Pesto Sauce. Yum!
Start by heating a little extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet and adding your precooked chicken breast pieces. You can even use a rotisserie chicken!
After a few minutes of heating the chicken through, add the Barilla Pronto Penne Pasta along with 3 cups of chicken broth, vegetable broth or water (we like to use broth for a deeper, heartier flavor in this dish, but water works just fine if you don’t have the other on hand) along with your ripe cherry or grape tomatoes. This time of year we are able to use tomatoes from our garden!
Stir the pasta, chicken and tomatoes frequently while the penne cooks for 10 minutes uncovered. It’s amazing how fast this all comes together!
Remove your skillet from the heat and then add the whole jar of Barilla Pesto Sauce. Give everything a good stir to make sure that those authentic Italian herbs coat every piece of pasta! Oh, it smells so good!
Turn off the heat, top the penne with a generous amount of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately with a side salad and bread!
Being busy doesn’t mean that you can’t prepare & enjoy a wonderful family dinner- even on a weeknight!
Put this One Pot Chicken & Tomato Pesto Pasta on your menu soon. It just might become one of your new favorites!
*$1.00 can provide a child 10 healthy meals. This amount is based on individual experiences of grant recipients. Contributions will be used to reach the highest number of children facing hunger in America. Share Our Strength is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
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