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Chicken and Pesto Pasta Salad

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Updated April 05, 2017
Chicken and Pesto Pasta Salad
SERVES
4
CHILL TIME
1 Hr

If you're looking for something easy to serve at your next get-together, try this easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta Salad. All you have to do is throw-together the ingredients, toss, and let chill (a great make-ahead!). You'll love how all the flavors come together in this delicious pasta salad. 

What You'll Need:
  • 8 ounces penne pasta, cooked according to package directions and slightly cooled
  • 1 (7-ounce) container prepared pesto sauce
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chunks
  • 4 plum tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
What To Do:
  1. In a large bowl, place pasta. Add pesto sauce and toss to coat. Add remaining ingredients except pine nuts and toss until thoroughly combined.
     
  2. Cover and chill 1 hour. Before serving, sprinkle with pine nuts.
Note

Any type of leftover chicken can be chunked or cut up to be used in this salad. Why not cook up a few extra boneless breasts next time you make chicken so you can have what you need for this recipe?

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