Grilled Chicken with Linguine and Pesto

Grilled Chicken with Linguine and Pesto

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based on 22 reviews
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20 min.
30 min.
6 Servings

The toasted walnuts perfectly accent grilled chicken, pesto, garlic and cheese in this quick and easy recipe.


  • 1 package (9 ounces) BUITONI Refrigerated Linguine (9 oz.), prepared according to package directions
  • 4 (about 1 pound total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, grilled and diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 container (7 ounces) BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (7 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted, divided
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmesan cheese
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HEAT oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add chicken, pesto, pasta and 1/4 cup nuts. Cook until mixture is heated through. Top with remaining nuts and cheese.

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This recipe is quick, easy and really really good! Both my boyfriend and I loved it. I'll totally make this again.

- Marjorie Labrosse from Auburn, WA


My husband and I really enjoyed both the combination of flavors and the textures with this. Neither my 1-year-old nor my 7-year-old liked it, for some reason. (They're both very good about trying - and usually liking - new things.) I did have to use non-refrigerated pasta as I couldn't find ANY brand at any of my favorite stores and I also forgot to add the garlic - both of which probably would have made the dish that much better.

- Stephanie from

new favorite

This turned out really good. Omitted the nuts and added alfredo sauce, crushed red pepper to the chicken. Great on angel hair pasta.

- brenda from

Excellent and easy!

This is a very simple and quick meal which my husband who is not a great lover of noodles said that it was fantastic, so there is no greater accolade than this. I used sun dried tomato pesto (because that was what I had) and almonds and I had no leftovers as they all went back for seconds. Thank you for another great recipe.

- Carol Hannan from Gunnedah, Australia

One of the best!

I make this dish all of the time except I also add alfredo and chopped roasted red peppers. I have had so many compliments on this dish that I make it for every potluck I attend.

- Syndi from

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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