10 Minute One Pan Pesto Chicken Pasta

by - October 13, 2018

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Pasta is my absolute favorite meal but sometimes it takes a bit longer than I want it to. When I'm busy and starving I would always rather have someone homemade but end up picking something up on the way home because the thought of cooking for us doesn't work for me.

I've used Barilla pasta and their sauces before but this is my first time using their Pronto Penne. I wanted to make something that was super fast without using too many pots/pans so this was perfect. The meal that I made with this was pesto pasta with grilled chicken and I was pleasantly surprised by how quick this was to make. I used the pronto penne, Barilla's Pesto Sauce, grilled chicken that was pre-cooked and frozen and then my favorite staples: parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes. I love that Barilla Pronto Pasta cooks in 10 minutes and lets me cook a one-pan pasta meal without having to boil or drain water. It helps me save time and I'm not wasting any water. 

While Barilla has a ton of great sauces to compliment their pastas I went for the Traditional Pesto Sauce. I love basil, parmesan cheese and olive oil so of course this is what I gravitated towards. The size of the bottle is great because it lets me use it for a whole box of pasta with their combination of authentic Italian herbs without saturating it. Check out my recipe below so you can try it yourself!

Now for every box of Barilla Pronto purchased at Walmart between 7/31/2016 and 10/31/2016 Barilla will donate 10 meals to kids in need through No Kid Hungry, up to a million meals*
  • 1 box of Barilla Pronto Penne
  • 1 jar of Barilla Pesto Sauce
  • 2 cups of pre-grilled chicken
  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup of red pepper flakes


In a large saucepan pour a box of Barilla Pronto Pesto along with 3 cups of cold water, making sure to completely cover the pasta and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add the entire jar of pesto, half of the parmesan cheese, the red pepper flakes and serve with the other half of the parmesan cheese. And voila! A perfect meal that cooks in under 15 minutes!

If you like this recipe and want to check out Barilla Pronto Pasta as well as the Traditional Basil Sauce check out the Ibotta offer where you can earn $0.50 when you purchase any Barilla Pronto pasta product at Walmart! You can also head over to Barilla's website to check out some other one pan pasta dishes and get inspiration for your own! 

Barilla Pronto Pasta can be easily found in the pasta aisle at Walmart

*$1.00 can provide a child 10 healthy meals. This amount is based on individual experiences of grant recipients. Contributions will be used to reach the highest number of children facing hunger in America. Share Our Strength is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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