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Caprese Pasta with Grilled Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 to 2.5 pounds of boneless chicken cut into 1 inch strips
  • 1 box of preferred pasta cooked and drained (I used capanelle)
  • 7 tablespoons of ready made pesto
  • 1/2 pound of mozzarella cheese cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 pint of grape tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/8 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt or as desired (and optional for dressing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper or as desired

Instructions

  • 1. Marinate chicken with 3 tablespoons of pesto and 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Refrigerate for at least an hour up to overnight.
  • 2. Grill chicken over medium high heat for 7-10 minutes on each side until chicken is cooked through. Cut into bite size pieces.
  • 3. In a small bowl, mix together 4 tablespoons of pesto, balsamic vinegar, honey, lemon juice and salt (if desired).
  • 4. In a large bowl add in pasta, chicken, cheese, and tomatoes. Drip dressing over the ingredients in the bowl and gently fold all ingredients together, making sure everything has dressing.
  • 5. Serve immediately.