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One Skillet Chicken Pesto Pasta

An impressive, flavorful meal that's on the table in an hour!


Serves: 4-5

Prep time: 30-45 mins / Cooking time 45 mins-1 hr


This easy, one-skillet meal is made with crispy skin chicken thighs, bright basil pesto, artichoke hearts, and Sfoglini Cascatelli pasta.


Ingredients


8-10 pieces of bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

2 cups basil pesto (can be homemade or store-bought)

1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained

1 cup pitted green olives

salt and pepper

Olive oil

Fresh basil for garnish


Directions

  1. Add the chicken thighs, 1 cup of pesto, olive oil, salt, and pepper to a bowl & toss to coat

  2. Marinate for 30-45 minutes or overnight in the fridge.

  3. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

  4. Place the chicken thighs on a sheet pan and bake for 30-45 minutes.

  5. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

  6. Add the broth and pasta to a large, oven-safe, skillet and bring to a simmer.

  7. Arrange the chicken thighs, artichoke hearts, and olives on top, and sprinkle with salt and pepper

  8. Put the skillet into the oven and bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is crispy and the pasta has cooked through.

  9. To serve, top the chicken with the remaining pesto, garnish with fresh basil, and add more freshly ground black pepper if desired.

  10. May be served hot or cold.

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