Pasta with Basil Pesto, Chicken and Olives


Pasta with Basil Pesto, Chicken and Olives

pesto pasta

I made this dish in one skillet and used leftover olives, chicken and ramps (the best tasting onion/garlic found in the woods)

Ingredients:

Your favorite pasta (about 1-1/2 to 2 cups)

4 frozen basil pesto cubes

Sliced green or black olives (I prefer Castelvetrano)

Cheddar cheese

Parmesan cheese

salt, fresh ground pepper

ramps (or you can substitute a clove of fresh garlic)

leftover chicken cut into chunks

a dash of pepper flakes or cayenne pepper

Instructions:

In large skillet, bring 4 -5 cups water and 2 teaspoons or more of salt to a boil. When Al dente, and still some water in pan, add the chicken frozen basil cubes and olives. Add more water if needed. Season with salt and pepper and bit of garlic powder, add chopped ramps and pepper flakes.

Stir until all is well combined.  Taste for seasoning. Add cheeses and serve.

               MZ_ProductImage_Castelvetrano_1Ramps and Olives                                images

*This also makes a good cold pasta salad!

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