Chicken Pesto Pasta features juicy chicken and a creamy Pesto Sauce and cooks quickly in one pan! Toss in pasta, grape tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese!
Cook the pasta in salted water according to package directions, strain, and set aside until ready to use.
Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel and slice into 1" strips, cutting against the grain. Then, cut into 1" pieces and transfer to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of oil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and a 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Stir until evenly coated with seasoning and set aside.
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and allow to come to temperature. Add the chicken to the sauté pan and cook for 2 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for 3 minutes more, or until the chicken pieces are cooked through.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and add basil pesto, cream, 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt and stir 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Add the pasta, grape tomatoes, and Parmesan to the pan and stir once more. Serve and enjoy!