Pesto Chicken Pasta

Want a delicious, healthy, four ingredient 15 minute meal to put in your back pocket for busy weeknights?

Of course you do!

This Pesto Chicken Pasta fits the bill.

How freakin’ awesome is THAT?!

(full recipe at bottom of page)

Be sure to use Tyson Naturals grilled chicken nuggets. They have no antibiotics or hormones added.

Chickpea pasta is a great alternative to nutritionally void white pasta. It has a lower glycemic index, plus way more protein and fiber than regular pasta. Plus it’s made from better ingredients (chickpeas, of course)!

Round out your meal with a salad to get those veggies in.

This dinner is SO quick and SO good.



Four Ingredient Pesto Chicken Pasta


  • 1 box Banza rotini pasta
  • 1 bag Tyson Naturals grilled chicken breast nuggets
  • 1 carton Butoni refrigerated pesto
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook chicken nuggets in oven as directed on packaging

  2. Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions

  3. Once pasta and chicken are cooked, place them in a large skillet

  4. Add container of pesto and the parmesan cheese to skillet and stir to incorporate.

  5. Heat through.


To easier weeknights,

Hey! I’m Julie.

I help busy moms feed their families healthy foods in a lot less time.

I’m the founder of Well Fed Families, a mom of three kids who I had over the span of 21 years (I like doing things slowly sometimes), a lover of food, and an 80’s rock fanatic. I also dig jail shows and anything from the 1940s.

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