Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

This Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken is healthy, satisfying, and 200% delicious. It'll take center stage at any picnic, potluck, dinner table, or the lunch table if you're lucky enough to have leftovers...YUM!

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, towel dried and pounded to even thickness
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb dried pasta (fusilli, rotini, shells, etc. all work well)
  • ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅔ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts (or toasted pecans)
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 cups baby arugula
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