Ingredients

How to make it

  • Bring a pot of water to boil, add ziti and cook according to package directions for about 10 min, or until just done. Add peas and carrots during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Hint: make sure that peas and carrots are well defrosted, otherwise they may not cook all the way and be crunchy.
  • Meanwhile, brown chicken breasts on both sides in a skillet with some oil until no longer pink inside. Cut in strips and set aside. Hint: if you cover skillet with a lid, the chicken won't stick to pan and cook through faster.
  • For pesto sauce: Combine 2 cups basil leaves, garlic, nuts, parmesan and romano cheese and salt in a food processor. Turn on and blend while streaming in olive oil. Make the pesto kind of thick, since you'll be adding cream to it. If too loose, add more nuts and cheese.
  • Spoon the sauce into a bowl and stir in the heavy cream.
  • Drain pasta and veggies; add chicken strips and pesto sauce. Toss to combine.
  • To serve, sprinkle with chopped walnuts and grated parmesan.

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  • momto5 5 years ago
    This sounds really good! I have my own little group of picky critics here and I think they would even like it. Thanks so much!
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  • michellem 5 years ago
    This sounds so good..thank you for the great easy recipe!
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  • conner909 5 years ago
    ah....pasta...my 'red light' food! Love it!
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  • krumkake 5 years ago
    I have everything I need for this, and it sounds like a very easy dish to throw together...will make it this week - was going to just do plain old pesto chicken, but this sounds like a MUCH better version! Thank you~
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Julia this sounds really good, are you sure your not Italian.
    Five forks
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  • binky67 5 years ago
    I like this one :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    Love it! My family will thank you... :D
    So glad you shared...
    ^5
    Deb~
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  • mountainmama 5 years ago
    Pasta omg YUM....HIGH 10..nope only a 5 sorry! ha ha :)
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    Nice fast and easy recipe.. Thanks for sharing... Jim
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Sounds good to this kid! FIVE :+D
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