Chicken and Terragon-Pistachio Pesto Pasta

Summer Entertaining 2024

Chicken and Terragon-Pistachio Pesto Pasta



2-1/2 cups dried penne pasta

1/2 cup olive oil

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup roasted pistachios

a large bunch of tarragon, leaves stripped from the stems and chopped

grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped

3 cooked chicken breasts, sliced

1 cup fresh arugula

salt and pepper


Cook pasta until al dente. Drain and refresh in cold water. Drain thoroughly and toss with 1/4 cup olive oil.


In a bowl, add Parmesan, pistachios, tarragon, lemon zest and juice, garlic and 1/4 cup olive oil. Mix until smooth with a stick blender.


Put the pasta, pesto, chicken and a pinch of salt and pepper in a serving bowl then toss until chicken and pasta are coated evenly. Add arugula and gently toss again. Serve.


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