Easy Pesto Chicken Pasta for Two With Oven Roasted Tomatoes
This Easy Pesto Chicken Pasta for Two looks and tastes great but couldn’t be easier to throw together.
Servings 2 servings
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 4 ounces (1 1/3 cup) penne pasta
- 8 ounces (about 1 small) boneless skinless chicken breast cubed
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 2 tablespoons pesto
- 1/4 cup (1oz) shredded Parmesan cheese plus more for topping
Once your tomatoes go into the oven, bring a pot of lightly salted water to boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions and set aside.
While your pasta is cooking, lightly grease a medium skillet with cooking spray or a drizzle of olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook until the chicken is well-browned.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 4 to 6 minutes, until thick and saucy and chicken is cooked through. Stir in drained pasta and then gently stir in roasted tomatoes. Top with additional Parmesan cheese if desired, serve and enjoy!