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Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta packs a lot of flavor and comes together quickly thanks to store bought pesto sauce and tangy cream cheese. 

Ingredients

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  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 3 oz plain cream cheese
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • 8 oz rotini pasta, cooked
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups chicken, cooked & shredded
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.

Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is transparent.

Stir pesto and cream cheese into onions and garlic.

Once cream cheese has melted, add chicken and pasta.

Stir to combine.

Add in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until sauce reaches desired consistency.

Top with toasted pine nuts and Parmesan cheese before serving.

Keywords: rotini, pasta, noodles, creamy, chicken, pesto, restaurant inspired meal, dinner time, weekday dinner, 30 minute meals