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4.75 from 8 votes

Pesto Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Pasta with chicken, basil pesto, and sun-dried tomatoes. This easy pasta recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a festive holiday dish!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and black pepper for seasoning chicken
  • 1 1-pound package DeLallo Whole Wheat Pasta
  • 1 cup basil pesto¬†
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a large saut√© pan over medium-high. Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and place in the pan. Cover with the lid and sear for 5 minutes on one side. Flip and sear 5 to 6 more minutes, or until cooked through. Remove the chicken from let cool. After a few minutes, chop the chicken into bite-sized chunks.
  • In the meantime, boil the pasta until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain the pasta water and return the pasta to the pot.
  • Stir in the pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and chopped chicken. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Serve.
  • Note-we think this pasta is good served warm or cold.