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
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.
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.
This turned out really good. Omitted the nuts and added alfredo sauce, crushed red pepper to the chicken. Great on angel hair pasta.
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.
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.
Very, very good!
This recipe is really great! Very easy to make. I doubled the garlic, and used slivered almonds and sunflower seeds instead of the walnuts. Just our preference. It was great! I also added some frozen peas to get the veggie in there. My two year old ate it and my husband went back for seconds. This recipe is a winner in our family!
easy and very tasty
this recipe is definitely a keeper. it was very easy to prepare and had lots of flavor. would used pine nuts next time instead of walnuts though.
My husband made this for me as a special romantic dinner. It was absolutely fabulous, and very easy to make.
Super good, super easy!
I tried this recipe because I had to make dinner for company and had a short time frame in which to do it. I was skeptical when I finished making it, but wow, it was good! Even my kids liked it which automatically makes a recipe a keeper around here!
5-year old wants more
My 5-year old loved this dish. She wants me to make it again.
I'm making this tomorrow night but I'm sure it will be wonderful because I love pesto. I'm going to put toasted pine nuts on top instead of walnuts - I don't care for walnuts and actually pine nuts are what is traditionally used in pesto so it should blend well and still have that nice crunch. Can't wait to eat it!
This recipe was fast and delicious. Any cooked chicken will do -- the pesto was so flavorful, you couldn't really tell the chicken had been grilled. I used the walnuts, but it would have been just fine without them.
I served this dish for a big family gathering and received raving reviews. My family is very cultured (not to mention picky) so I took their high praise seriously! I couldn't find the already made Pesto sauce, so I just bought the dry packet and made it myself. I imagine that is cheaper and it is no trouble at all. I served this with Fresh Tomato Salad (also in meals.com) and homemade bread. Delic!
This dish was great! I will be using this for a quick to prepare meal on our hot summer evenings. I make my own pesto and was running out of ideas to use it all.The walnuts added texture and crunch.
This was absolutely delicious. The family was in for the week-end and all gave "rave" reviews. This recipe will be served again.
This dish was excellent. I am always looking for something new for dinner and this was perfect. I am a pasta lover and my husband loves chicken - so there it is all in one spot. I skipped the walnuts (don't like them) and used a bit more garlic than called for because we love garlic. But, the recipe was easy and fantastic. I'm sure that it'll become a family favorite!
this recipe was very quick and easy. very adaptable for one person. i used prepackaged individual chicken breasts, it was wonderful. i forgot to toast the walnuts, it did not seem to matter. i would serve this for company!
The dish was very pleasing. I used shrimp instead of chicken. I complimented the dinner with a nice bottle of Australian Shiraz. Easy recipe to remember.
This recipe is outstanding, both in taste and ease of preparation. My husband (a notoriously picky eater) asked me to make it twice in one week! If you are worried about the walnuts, give them a chance. They really blend well with the other flavors.
Excellent dish; easy to prepare. We are on a low-carb diet, so I substituted fresh, steamed spinach for the linguini and added a tomato sliced on top of spinach and under chicken. Butoni pesto is an outstanding product!
This is a really QUICK and yummy meal. My whole family loved it. I will deffinately make this again.
I found it to be a nice item for the holiday season. In my resturant it was easy to assemble,without lacking in taste or presention.