Gluten Free Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken & Roasted Tomatoes

Feast like an Italian and savor a plate of fresh basil pesto tossed with grilled chicken and sweet roasted tomatoes.

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Gluten Free Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken & Roasted Tomatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Savor a plate of fresh basil pesto tossed with grilled chicken and sweet roasted tomatoes.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 702 kcal
Author: Hallie Klecker
Ingredients
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 ounces gluten-free spaghetti
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts or pumpkin seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves minced or finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. In a mixing bowl, toss the tomatoes with 1 tablespoon oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast for about 15 minutes or until soft. Set aside.
  2. Heat a grill to medium-high. Brush the chicken with 1 tablespoon oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Grill for 5-6 minutes per side or until cooked through and the chicken registers 165ºF on a meat thermometer. Transfer to a plate, cover, and set aside.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package directions.
  4. While the pasta cooks, prepare the pesto. Combine the basil, pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add 4 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon water. Puree until smooth. Add the cheese and pulse to combine.
  5. Slice the grilled chicken. Drain the pasta, reserving a cup of the cooking water. Add the pasta to a large serving dish and toss with the pesto and a bit of the cooking water, as needed, to create a sauce that coats the pasta. Add the chicken and roasted tomatoes. Toss gently to combine. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken & Roasted Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 702 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 319mg 13%
Potassium 735mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 36.2%
Calcium 12.4%
Iron 16.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Chicken Dinner Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Italian Magazine Pasta Pesto Tomatoes
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