Pasta dishes do not get much easier than this. Throw all but two ingredients into a food processor.. pulse... viola! A sauce is created and dinner is served. Seriously, cooking the pasta is the only thing that is holding this meal up from hitting the table in 2.2 seconds!
By the way... is anyone else a little disturbed that it's already May? I mean really? Doesn't it seem as if we just celebrated Christmas a few weeks ago? There was a time, when I was much, much younger, that I would have LOVED for time to move this fast (specifically when I was in school). But now, now all I keep thinking is at this rate, I'm going to be 40 WAY sooner than I expected :)
Ziti with Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
1 garlic clove, quartered
7 oz jar roasted red peppers
1 Tablespoon of the oil from the roasted red peppers
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley
2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnishing
10 oz ziti pasta
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
In a food processor, add all the ingredients except the pasta and chicken. Pulse until almost smooth; set aside.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions; drain well. Return the pasta to the pot and add the cooked chicken. Toss with the pesto and serve immediately. (if the pasta is too dry, add 1 more tablespoon of olive oil) Enjoy!
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